Township committee approves local construction projects

They include redevelopment of residential areas and bike path improvements.

The Harrison Township’s Committee held a regular business meeting on Sept. 20, and after reports from special and standard committees, some ordinances and resolutions were discussed. 

The exemption to a refund of property taxes to a disabled veteran was authorized twice, once in the amount of $4,715.52 and again in the amount of $6,302.92. Temporary residential use for the property at 364 Swedesboro Road was approved, including the block and lot adjacent to the property.

The meeting also saw adoption of a revised employee policies and procedures manual   approved by the committee that clarifies any minor flaws in the original and outdated version.

More ordinances and resolutions were added in an addendum to the agenda after noon on the Friday before the business meeting. The first includes a six-month extension for awarding of a construction contract from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the fiscal year 2020 on an improvement project at Colson Lane and Walters Road bike path.

The joint land-use board was authorized in an approved resolution to conduct a preliminary investigation on whether 242 Woodland Ave. qualifies as an area in need of redevelopment. The board was also given authority to inspect Jefferson Road.

A refund of permit fees submitted in connection with work to be performed at 553 Jefferson Road was also approved by the committee. And a project affecting a Bridgeton Pike parcel was approved to be managed by Harbaugh Developers LLC.

The last resolution authorized by the committee was a temporary waiver of the township imposed-permit fees during the permit amnesty program. A social affairs permit was approved for an outdoor concert to be hosted by the American Legion on Oct. 23. 

The next township committee meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.