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Council to Vote on Contract for Pool Improvements

Summit contractor submitted low bid of $840,224.50 for renovations to Memorial Park and Pool.

The Chatham Borough Council will vote Monday on a resolution to award the contract for improvements to Z-Tech Contracting, Inc., a Summit-based company.

According to the agenda, Borough Engineer Vincent DeNave received five bids for the project. Z-Tech submitted the lowest bid at $814,167.50. An alternative bid calls for the installation of sod over Memorial Park fields for $26,082, bringing the total to $840,224.50.

The council will also vote on a resolution awarding a contract for roadway and drainage improvements along Washington Avenue to Cifelli & Son General Construction, Inc., a Nutley-based company, for $230,434.

Joint Purchase of Brine Maker

The council will vote on a resolution to purchase an automated brine maker in cooperation with the nearby municipalities of the City of Summit, the Borough of New Providence and the Township of Millburn.

Brine is water saturated with salt. The brine can be applied to the street before an upcoming storm and it helps prevent the build-up of snow and ice. Additionally, the brine can be mixed with the salt and it will make it more effective against the ice and snow on the roads.

While the machine would be shared among the aforementioned municipalities, it would be housed in the Summit Public Works Facility on Chatham Road. 

The machine will also be equipped with software that will track daily and seasonal data and distinguish between users for accurate account of use.

Summit approved their portion of the Joint Purchasing Agreement on Tuesday, contingent on the other towns approving their portion.

Ron Swanson August 08, 2011 at 12:33 PM
One of the reasons Borough taxes saw the big jump they did. Can't keep issuing debt and not expect to pay the bill. Hope the 3% of the town's residents who use the pool appreciate this.
Jason August 12, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Totally not true. The reason for the 3% increase was because of increased costs of the pensions. That was noted in an article dated March 15th of this year. I hope the Borough employees appreciate their ridiculous pensions.

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