Stafford Plans for Roadwork and Lagoon Dredging

Development: Engineers have finished its waterways study. The venture awaits 1 a lot more permit. (Image by Ryan Morrill)
Stafford officers have achieved with the Ocean County Road Office to get some roadwork completed on county roadways within just township borders, Mayor Greg Myhre described at the March 1 township council meeting.
On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Myhre, Township Administrator Matthew von der Hayden, engineer Frank Minor and Superintendent of Public Functions George Yockachonis achieved with the Ocean County Engineering Department to go over county street projects and Routine C do the job on county roadways within just the township.
The county’s Routine C application allows county highway crews to do some paving and striping, Myhre discussed. The arrangement allows tasks get finished more rapidly and at a considerable financial savings to taxpayers, he included.
Ocean County is accountable for 621 miles of roadway in 33 municipalities, and Stafford was the very first town to fulfill with the roads office officials. Various county roadways within just the township have been identified for repaving.
Since reengaging with the Agenda C plan in 2019 (immediately after about a 10-12 months hiatus), in accordance to Myhre, the city has previously saved over $500,000 in road upkeep costs to the township.
Myhre also gave an update on the program to dredge nearly 800,000 cubic yards of material from the lagoons in Beach front Haven West and outside of. ACT Engineers’ waterways survey is finish. Stafford has used for permits from the point out Section of Environmental Security and the federal Army Corps of Engineers, each demanded before any remediation perform can be performed. The one particular from the DEP has been obtained. “That’s 1 of two important hurdles out of the way,” Myhre mentioned.
In other information, Stafford is performing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the point out Business of Unexpected emergency Administration to get hazard mitigation funds to develop the very low-lying and flood-susceptible Neptune Basin location, Myhre reported. Officers are hopeful a challenge can be funded this year and they continue to do the job on that main advancement in Ocean Acres, he stated.
In an effort to management stormwater runoff, community performs crews have cleaned the basin about 10 situations due to the fact very last 12 months, in accordance to Myhre. With all the servicing, “we’ve seen some wonderful effects,” he reported.
They will clear it yet again quickly in preparing for spring advancement and to continue to keep water flowing by way of it effectively, according to Councilman Anthony Guarigila.
Councilman Robert Henken introduced the Recreation Division is currently hiring lifeguards and camp counselors to be a part of its “summer seasonal crew 22.” Candidates must be 15 or older by June 1. American Red Cross lifeguard teaching is expected and paid out for by the recreation section. Camp counselors must be at least 16 and the amount of positions readily available will be identified by the amount of registered campers. Download the software or choose one particular up from the township clerk at town corridor and e mail it to Recreation Director Jason Hazelton at or drop it off at the Bay Avenue Group Center.
The Free of charge Minor Foods Pantries have to have lip balm, hand heaters, soups, applesauce, jelly, soap, nuts and granola.
The Stafford Environmentally friendly Group will convene Thursday at 5:30 p.m. by way of Zoom to focus on the townwide natural resource inventory and designs for the inaugural Environmentally friendly Truthful, scheduled for April 29 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park.  —V.F.

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