New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers recognizes Evesham Township engineer for Inglis Gardens sidewalk project
Tim Staszewski headed the project of a sidewalk along Elmwood Road to aid the residents at Inglis Gardens independent housing complex.
As The New Jersey League of Municipalities holds its 103rd League Conference, Evesham Township engineer Tim Staszewski is being recognized with a first place award for “Project of the Year” by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.
Staszewski headed the project of creating a sidewalk along Elmwood Road to aid in the safe mobility of the residents at Inglis Gardens independent housing complex.
Prior to approval and completion of the project, residents living at the complex had been asking the township to consider adding a sidewalk to help them travel nearby locations such as stores at The Village at the Greens shopping center or St. Isaac Jogues Church.
Although the residents put forth their request at different points over the course of several years, it wasn’t until 2016 that the township was able to move on the request after handling concerns from the state regarding archeological concerns from the state regarding a potential Native American burial ground, as well as wetlands delineations, in places where the sidewalk would need to be installed.
Eventually however, township officials were able to get the necessary permits from the NJDEP to build a sidewalk measuring nearly 750 feet from Inglis Gardens to Ross Way.
To fund the project, the township applied for a grant through the 2017 Community Development Block Grant program, and Inglis Gardens applied for a grant through its status as a non-profit.