By PETE WALTON
Design work is expected to wrap up this week on improvements to Adams Field in Neptune City.
Borough Administrator Kevin Kane said bids will be advertised for the work on Oct. 4 and will be due by Oct. 19.
He said a contract should be awarded at the Oct. 25 Borough Council meeting.
In May, the council approved a $150,000 bond ordinance for the project at the Holmes A. Adams Recreation Complex on West Shylvania Avenue. The rest of the $400,000 budgeted for the work is covered by a $250,000 Monmouth County Open Space Grant.
In June, the borough applied for a state grant to buy the Knights of Columbus property, which is adjacent to the Adams complex.
The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Urban Parks initiative allows qualifying communities to apply for grants of up to $500,000 to acquire land or convert it to community uses.
The property is approximately 0.64 acres, much of which is blacktopped for parking.
The borough will hold its annual townwide yard sale on Oct. 9 and 10.
There is no fee to participate, but registering with a phone call to Borough Hall will allow inclusion in publicity efforts.
Mayor Andrew Wardell said the new Dunkin’ franchise in the former KFC location on Route 35 has donated $5,000 to the borough’s first responders.
The N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission mobile unit is coming to Neptune City on Sat., Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center, 117 Third Ave. Space is limited so residents must make an appointment with the borough clerk’s office to take advantage of the limited menu of services which will be offered.