Mantua approves joint court plan with Harrison Township

Committee also OKs amdending salary ordinance

Mantua Township held its first committee meeting of the month on Dec. 6, adopting, among other measures, a shared-services agreement with Harrison Township.

Superintendent of Public Works Glenn deMers and Police Chief Darren White also gave standard reports during the session, while two ordinances were adopted. The first would repeal and replace sections of the township’s land use development code to include a new chapter for stormwater control, per New Jersey DEP regulations. The second will amend the salary ordinance for various positions in Mantua.

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First readings of other approved ordinances included one that would prohibit stopping or standing of a vehicle on Center Street, from Woodbury Glassboro Road to Main Street. Another would add Harrison Township to the Mantua Joint Court, a shared-services plan that has been in store for many months.

A separate resolution would allow the town to lease the MUA office building on Main Street for its regional court office space.

The committee also approved various tax refunds and issued a change order to the Chestnut Branch Park repaving project, increasing the amount of the contract by $33,960.

Unused funds appropriated in the municipal budget will be transferred to other line items, a move that will be discussed at future meetings. The committee also authorized a bond release for the Country Gardens project, pursuant to the recommendation of the township engineer at the start of the meeting.

The last committee meeting of the year will be held on Monday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. in the municipal building.

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