The Tinton Falls Borough Council plans to issue bonds worth $1.6 million to fund road improvements and three new public works vehicles.
A $250,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation will help fund the $1.96 million total cost of the improvements.
The borough’s 2016 Road Improvement Program includes Pine Street, Surrey Lane, Tracy Place, Acorn Drive, Chestnut Court, Apple Orchard Drive, Hamilton Court and the municipal public works lot.
A new automated sanitation truck costing approximately $240,000 will be purchased, as well as two public works trucks at an estimated total price of $70,000.
The council approved a resolution authorizing a $143,500 contract with T&M Associates of Middletown to provide engineering services for the 2016 road improvement program.
Doreen D’Annunzio has been appointed deputy borough clerk. The council is also updating its salary ordinance to set the tax assessor’s pay at $98,431 and the borough clerk’s salary at $81,400.
The council approved a 15-year tax exemption for Radar Properties Urban Renewal LLC, which is investing $6.5 million in a former Fort Monmouth building. The project is expected to generate 225 permanent positions and many temporary construction jobs. Radar Properties will make annual service charge payments to the borough through the duration of the exemption.
A contract for $392,925 was awarded to Precise Construction of Freehold for improvements at Hance Park and Hockhockson Park. Precise submitted the low bid among seven proposals received. Funding for the improvements comes from the Open Space Trust Fund.