MANASQUAN — The borough council took steps Monday to ensure adequate funding for its plan to acquire the Sullivan’s Service Center site for its traffic safety improvement project at the intersection of Main and Broad streets.
The council had adopted an ordinance in July allocating $700,000 for the acquisition and accompanying intersection project. On Monday, the council introduced an amended ordinance that would increase the allocation to $840,000.
Mayor Edward Donovan told The Coast Star Tuesday that the increase was necessitated in part by the cost of preliminary environmental studies required by the state Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] for the former gasoline station site, located at 86 Main St.
The new ordinance, 2412-23, is scheduled for a public hearing and potential vote at the next council meeting on Nov. 13.
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