SPRING LAKE — Spring Lake is preparing for big projects in 2023 – developing affordable housing, preparing to dredge Lake Como, upgrading Marucci Park and completing the street improvement that was started nine years ago.
These infrastructure projects marked the highlights of the first borough council meeting of the year held on Jan. 3.
After the adoption of the meeting’s consent agenda, which included passing a temporary working budget for 2023, the remaining task left for the night was to review the standing goals that the administration started in 2022 and in years prior.
Mayor Jennifer Naughton put the new year in perspective when she reminded the council members of the plans they have been discussing in the past year.
“It looks like we will close on the Wells Fargo building shortly. We’re just choosing the right personnel in place. We have also had a terrific grant that will help us get started on Lake Como dredging.
“It’s just been a long time coming and that’s something that’s going to be started this year. I look forward to the continuation of the work of the roads committee. With any luck, we’ll get some upgrades on the tennis and pickleball courts at the Marucci Park and for its building. For me, these are the highlights of the year’s work,” the mayor said.
According to the mayor, all four infrastructure projects that the administration has been preparing for required much time and planning that did not happen overnight, and depended on acquiring the required resources and finding the right people to do the job. The two biggest tasks are the road improvement and Lake Como dredging projects.
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