Thursday, October 30, 2008

Park Project Requires Haste

A Planning Board presentation Thursday perhaps inadvertently revealed yet another “catch-up” situation in city government.

It seems the city had an $85,000 NJDEP grant in 2005 to fix up the Bryant Park playground, but nothing was done. Now that the December 2008 expiration date looms, the Planning Board was asked to speed approvals so that the council could also push the project through before the deadline.

The project overall includes a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant, but the key factor is getting the state grant approved.

The grant would cover a $124,000 new restroom, described by Remington & Vernick representative Randolph Laks as a pre-fabricated unit that would only need plumbing and electrical hookups to be operational.

In all, the capital projection for improvements at the park between East Fifth and Sixth streets on the site of a former school was $272,432, but the immediate need was to get the restroom project approvals passed.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that everything in this administration has to be done with a haste?

But worst, why is it that the council approves the administration's haste?


Maria Pellum

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be cheaper to give those using the park cab fare to go home to use restrooms I think

8:43 AM  

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