BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
September 22, 2020
NEW JERSEY AMERICAN WATER COMPANY TRENCH REPAIR
Borough representatives met on September 17, 2002 with representatives from the NJAW Co and their
paving contractor (L&L Paving) to discuss the trench repairs from their recent upgrades. Third Avenue will require 3/4's of the road width from the north curb line. Hammond Avenue trench will require 1/2 of the road width. Beach Avenue will include full width from Second to Evergreen, and ½ width for the rest. Work should start in early October. Please expect traffic patterns to be affected on those roads.
COMMUNITY CENTER PROJECT (FORMER CHURCH & PARSONAGE)
The Borough has contracted Environmental Testing Consult to perform a through lead and asbestos inspection. It is anticipated that this report will be in by week’s end, which will then map out how the removal process will proceed and an estimated cost of the removal of lead and asbestos. In addition, the Borough has contracted SDA Industries to perform a through Exterior Façade and Roof Survey. SDA has started the survey this week to determine the soundness of the properties as it relates to brick walls, concrete siding, aluminum siding, chimneys, foundation walls, windows, window trim, porches, church stone front steps, roofs and roof decks. SDA will use a rolling scaffold to reach various heights for probing and measuring. At the completion of the survey SDA will provide the Borough with a complete report indicating findings and recommendations for improvements. The report will include budget estimates for immediate repairs.
Recently the Borough’s Zoning Officer resigned effective September 30, 2020, however on tonight’s agenda for the Governing Body’s approval is to hire a Zoning Office for the month of October while the Borough searches for a Full Time Zoning Officer. It is my recommendation to the Governing Body that the Borough return back to a Full Time Zoning Officer that can be here during the day to work hand and had with the Code Enforcement Officers and be available to the applicants. It is anticipated that the Zoning Officer will have some evening and weekend hours as necessary.
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
On tonight’s agenda the Governing Body will be approving the members of this committee and the committee is ready to roll up their sleeves and begin to review the recommendations with next steps on each of those priorities and discuss the necessary action. I look forward to working with all the committee members on this very important on-going strategic plan development and implementation.
COUNTY OF MONMOUTH MUNICIPAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND PROGRAM
On September 21, 2020 the Borough received the County of Monmouth’s approval of our submission of $164,796.39, which included reimbursements for Personnel Cost and Contracts/Professional Services Cost. I would like to give a huge “thanks” to our CFO and the Finance staff for pulling the information together, making the submittal and receiving the approval.
WALKABLE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Sustainable Jersey, Rutgers and the Borough’s staff, consultants, residents and business representatives were all participants for an online meeting that took place on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. We all learned about the audit findings and recommendations that will provide Main Street with a unified look and character that will improve the pedestrian experience along Main Street. If you interested in the presentation please visit Sustainable Jersey’s website at Sustainablejersey.com under Complete Streets Technical Assistance, Bradley Beach.
NEW BUSINESS ON MAIN STREET
Everyone please join me in welcoming the Borough’s new business, Beast Restaurant Equipment, 32 Main Street. They offer foodservice equipment, consulting, design center and smallwares. You can stop in the storefront with a mask or visit their website at BEASTEQUIPMENT.COM.