Capital projects and services a borough priority in 2020

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SPRING LAKE —  The borough will continue to on responsible budgeting to fund services and several capital projects in the new year, Mayor Jennifer Naughton said.

“The challenge for the borough every year is to develop a responsible municipal budget while maintaining a high level of services and implementing key capital projects,” Mayor Naughton said. “This process takes discipline and planning and 2020 will require more of the same.”

Mayor Naughton said the borough’s “most significant capital project for 2020 is the renovation of the South End Pool and Pavilion.”

The borough awarded a $7.15 million contract to Benjamin R. Harvey Company at its Dec. 17 meeting. Mayor Naughton said work is slated to begin in September.

Plans for the pavilion include three pools, the existing saltwater pool, the kiddie pool and a new 30-by-50 foot chlorinated activity pool.

The plan also includes 208, 42-inch-by-48-inch full height lockers; 42, 42-inch-by-48-inch full height lockers, which could be converted into 21 shower lockers, 84-inch-by-48-inch; 222, 42-inch-by-48-inch half lockers; 20, 84-inch-by-48-inch shower lockers; the same four changing cabanas; and 12 beach boxes.

“The council has awarded a contract to rehabilitate the nature trail along the banks of Spring Lake and that work will start in early Spring,” Mayor Naughton said.

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