For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township council meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover tidbits from the meeting:
- Architect Rick Ragan told council bids for the Church Street Recreation Center improvement project would likely go out to bid by the end of January, with bids due by mid-March, and the improvements completed by September. Ragan said the project had grown slightly, particularly the addition of a space to station a police officer on the third floor—which will also require more cameras—and new windows designed to lock moisture out to prevent ruining the new gym floor. He said his firm was “trying to expand (the project) without growing the budget.”
- Township manager Scott Carew said the field project at Wesley Bishop North had hit a bit of a snag when the contractor, LandTek, accidentally cut the line to one of the generators at the field. However, Carew cited “another example of a public/private partnership,” explaining that Good Samaritans had donated the gasoline and generator to get things back up and running.
- Councilman Greg Newcomer said the Sustainable Moorestown group has spoken to the engineers and architects behind the town hall project about the possibility of including a cistern and rain garden in the plans and are exploring grant opportunities to fund the installation, which would help irrigate the grounds surrounding the new building. He also said Sustainable Moorestown will soon be launching a logo contest, likely involving the school district. He said the details of the contest would be forthcoming within the next week or two.
Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the IT room at Moorestown High School.