JACKSON – Park improvements, turf fields, and solar panels were among the projects planned for 2022.
Township Business Administrator Terence Wall said there will be work at Johnson Memorial Park to create a permanent amphitheater and permanent restrooms.
Wall also said during a recent Township Council meeting that Jackson will be going out to bid on a turf fill project on some of the community’s athletic fields with the goal of having the work completed and the fields redone no later than August.
Wall also reported on the township’s solar panel project which has a lease agreement that will net Jackson “$10,000 a month to begin around or on February 1.”
There will also be some road projects that will be finished in the spring, he said. Those ideas will be reviewed as to how they can be incorporated into the 2022 capital improvement project list.
In other news, the council recently authorized a contract with Earle Asphalt Company for the township’s roadway improvement program which increased the contract amount by $10,289 resulting in an adjusted contract price in the amount of $1,879,202.13
Also approved was a resolution to include the import of tree permits from Govpilot and Landlord Registrations from FRA to Spatial Data Logic Software in the amount of $7,000.
In other business the council approved the appointment of Xiomara Ortiz as the township’s registrar.
A contract was approved concerning annual support maintenance services between Jackson and Edmunds Associates in the amount of $21,408.55.
Jackson Council members also discussed a tentative settlement concerning litigation between the township and Sixty Acres Reserve Condominium Association Inc.
A resident questioned a developer’s plan for warehouses called “the 21 project.” Council President Andrew Kern explained that this land is diagonal to where there are trailers now backing up to 195 from Cedar Swamp Road, 527 to Route 526 backing up to 195. Originally, it was designed for big box retail throughout the region. That kind of retail has not been in demand so developers have switched gears and have been looking to install warehouses instead.
The township will also be buying 10 Rhino tab mobile personal computers from Elite Vehicle Solutions for the Jackson Police Department. The purchase totals $62,267.90.
Jackson also submitted its application for participation in the Defense Logistics Agency, Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) program for the new year.