Bond issues approved for borough improvements

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MANASQUAN — The borough council approved two bond ordinances Monday night to provide supplemental funding for projects that include improvements to Euclid Avenue and the Main Beach building.

The bond ordinance for phase one of the Euclid Avenue road-and-drainage improvement project will provide supplemental appropriations of $325,000 in addition to $550,000 appropriated by bond ordinance 2326-20 [adopted Nov. 16, 2020].

The project, estimated to cost $875,000, is partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] awarded last November in the amount of $160,400.

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On Monday night the borough also passed a resolution authorizing Colliers Engineering and Design [formerly Maser Consulting] to prepare, coordinate and submit an application for the 2022 CDBG, to be used for phase two of the Euclid Avenue project.

According to the borough website, improvements are slated for the eastern end of Euclid Avenue between South Potter Avenue and Perrine Boulevard, including Watson Place and Holly Place. The project will enhance roadway conditions, pedestrian and handicap accessibility, crosswalks and flood mitigation.

The borough also passed a bond ordinance to provide supplemental appropriations in the amount of $250,000 for repairs to the Main Beach building. According to the ordinance the estimated cost of the project is $1.1 million, which includes $850,000 appropriated by a bond ordinance passed in November 2019.

In addition to the bond ordinances, the borough approved ordinance 2350-21 to prohibit littering and smoking of cannabis products on any beach, beachfront area, beach walk or access ramp leading to the beach.

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