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APPROVE $185 MILLION IN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
approved school construction proposals totaling approximately $185
million in nine districts.
Nearly all were eligible for state funding to cover part of the cost.
Planning, design and construction of additional classrooms at Edward H.
Bryan School, plus window and roof replacements, technology and
security upgrades at various schools.
Total amount: $12,446,400
State funds: $2,906,540
Renovations, upgrades and improvements, including security upgrades and
acquisition and/or installation of new technology equipment.
Total amount: $2,994,719
State funds: $1,121,075
Security system upgrades, health, safety and code-required renovations,
and alterations and improvements at 24 schools.
security upgrades, HVAC and classroom upgrades, and installation of
emergency generators at various schools. The board anticipates using
prior bond funds toward its debt service obligations, resulting in
no new tax dollars being raised to fund the project.
health and facility upgrades, including school entry security upgrade
and renovations, interior and exterior door replacements, roof and
window replacement, HVAC and other system replacement with
energy-efficient systems, other upgrades.
Construction of an
addition at Holmdel High School and William R. Satz Middle School,
including acquisition of land, plus renovation, alterations and
improvements at all four district schools.
alterations and improvements at three schools.
Renovations, construction and conversions of space at Wildwood
Elementary, Briarcliff Middle and Mountain Lakes High School. Includes
constructing a new cafeteria at Wildwood, converting rooms to a science
classroom and "makerspace" at Briarcliff, renovating
cafeteria and auditorium at the high school, and more.
Total amount: $17,216,215
State funds: $3,301,179
Three separate proposals covering district-wide renovations and
improvements. Proposal 1 must be approved for Proposals 2 and/or 3 to
Total amount: $17,605,887
State funds: $7,042,354
District-wide HVAC renovations, restroom renovations, roof replacement
at three schools, and media center renovations at all elementary
schools and Lazar Middle School.
Total amount: $11,172,832
State funds: $4,469,132
District-wide all-purpose room gymnasium renovations. Can be approved
only if Proposal 1 is approved.
Total amount: $3,014,355
State funds: $1,205,742
District-wide HVAC improvements and upgrades, including air
conditioning. Can be approved only if Proposal 1 is approved.
Total amount: $3,418,700
State funds: $1,367,480
AND SEWER SYSTEMS TO GET REPLACED
have announced new funding to award Paulsboro with rural development
funding totaling more than $4.1 million. The funding will be used to
replace deteriorating and aging portions of the water and sewer systems
along Thomson Avenue in Paulsboro.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Hardell, President & COO of
George Harms Construction has been elected to serve as President
PORTAL BRIDGE GROUND
Chris Christie and other key officials have broken ground on the
replacement of the Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span
structure over the Hackensack River in Kearny and Secaucus, known for
malfunctioning and causing delays on the busiest-in-the-nation
Portal Bridge, built in 1907 and owned by Amtrak, is one of the
heaviest trafficked railroad bridges in the Western Hemisphere. NJ
TRANSIT carries approximately 150,000 passengers per day on almost 400
ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF ELIZABETHTOWN GAS AND ELKTON GAS FROM SOUTHERN
South Jersey Industries is set to
become the second largest natural gas supplier in New Jersey. The
firm is acquiring New Jersey-based Elizabethtown Gas and Maryland-based
Elkton Gas from Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of
Southern Company Gas.
Upon the successful completion of merger, SJI will provide service to
more than 675,000 customers. In addition to Elizabethtown Gas' 288,000
customers, the company will also add over 6,000 customers in Maryland
as part of the deal.
SJI is acquiring both companies for total consideration of $1.7
billion, with an effective purchase price of $1.4 billion after taking
into consideration the present value of tax benefits associated with
PATERSON UNIVERSITY UNVEILS NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
Paterson University unveiled Part 1 of its $31M renovation
project. Preakness Hall, which was partially funded by New
Jersey's "Building Our Future" bond act, includes kinesiology
laboratories, 14 smart classrooms with 133-inch high-definition
projectors, a 90-seat auditorium, a writing center and faculty offices
for the Departments of English and Philosophy.
second phase is expected to be completed by the summer of 2018.
DONG ENERGY TO
DONG Energy, which is hoping to build a new
wind farm off the New Jersey coast, is changing its name
to Ørsted. Ørsted officials promoting Ocean Wind
say the project will involve an offshore wind farm approximately 10
miles offshore and have the capacity to power more than 500,000 homes
and businesses in New Jersey.
OPERATING UNDER MCPHEE ELECTRIC
part of the re-branding efforts at the 10th anniversary mark of
Phalcon, Ltd., JBL Electric is now operating under its alternate name
as McPhee Electric. Company officials say the McPhee name brings
greater strength, capabilities and name recognition for serving
customers in the utility, wireless, industrial and energy
markets. JBL's current employees will continue to serve greater
New Jersey under the leadership of its existing executive
JERSEY'S LEADING GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES VOICE SUPPORT FOR "NEW
JERSEY FOR PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RELIEF"
The two leading candidates in New
Jersey's gubernatorial race are both urging support for the "New
Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief" fund.
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and former Ambassador Phil Murphy are calling on
New Jersey residents to help the residents of Puerto Rico in the
aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
For more information on how to help
visit nj4pr.org or call 1-833-NJ-HELPS.
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