BELMAR — Elevator modernization efforts requested by residents have been approved, Belmar Housing Authority [BHA] Executive Director Paul DeSantis announced at the agency’s meeting Tuesday night.
The announcement was made during the executive director’s report that a company has been contracted to begin modernization efforts for the outdated elevator in the affordable housing building, which was a topic of concern raised by several residents during last month’s meeting.
“I’m happy to report we have a signed contract for the modernization of the elevator. It went through attorney review and he approved the contract as presented,” Mr. DeSantis said. “We’ll be meeting with the principal from Jersey Elevator and their engineer to scope out the project, so we’re going to move ahead on that.”
The dollar amount for the contract was not available from the authority at press time.
Mr. DeSantis said that he is unable to predict a timeline for the elevator modernization efforts until authority representatives have met with the company and their engineer. The work will begin “when the company’s ready, when the engineers do their study and when the parts are ordered and delivered here,” he said.
According to Administrative Assistant Amy Spera, a resolution confirming the elevator contract offer will be included during next month’s meeting.
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