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Budgets, Money Moves Top School, Government Meetings Tuesday Night

Twp. committee to wrap up spending plan talks, K-8 to allocate funds for security measures.

Budgets and money moving will highlight two meetings running simultaneously Tuesday night, as the Washington Township Committee and Washington Township School district will hold sessions.

The governing body will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. at the senior center at Rock Spring Park and will look to wrap up any outstanding budget talks for the town’s spending plan. Town chief financial officer Kevin Lifer will give a summary of the budget, which includes line items for the police department, department of public works, fire and first aid squads, township employees and capital improvement projects.

Starting a few minutes later, the Washington Township School district’s board of education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Old Farmers Road School. Two items on the agenda include money moves.

The first is a $100,361.24 contract for a new 54-passenger bus. The board recently approved more than $300,000 on new buses and vans for the upcoming school year.

Also on the agenda is the move of $1,099,398 from the capital reserve fund to the capital projects fund for the use improvements to the district’s infrastructure. The two projects that will receive immediate attention because of the funds include district-wide security upgrades, which come with a cost of $407,398; and HVAC upgrades to Flocktown-Kossmann school in the price of $692,000.

The district received a state grant this school year in the amount of 40-percent of the overall improvement cost to help complete the project.

Both of Tuesday night’s meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. 

Kathy S March 04, 2014 at 09:46 AM
This article reminded me of the regional HS budget which affects WT, the Chesters and the Mendhams. Are those meetings also going to be public as they have been in the past? I haven't heard or seen anything about it posted in our local papers.

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