Beach Haven Earmarks $1.8M for Town Projects

By Eric Englund | Sep 11, 2019

Beach Haven — Beach Haven is allocating approximately $1.8 million for various improvements, according to a pair of ordinances introduced by the borough council Monday.

The largest expense is $475,000 for road improvements on Ninth Street in the area of North Delaware Avenue and Seagull Lane, repaving Atlantic and West avenues and line striping and shuttle stops.
The ordinance also sets aside $295,000 for improvements to parks and playgrounds, including resurfacing tennis and pickleball courts.

Other expenses include $100,000 for repair/replacements of bulkheads throughout the borough, $50,000 for refurbishment of trash trucks, and $150,000 for drainage improvements on Atlantic Avenue from Centre Street to Marine Street.

A separate capital improvement ordinance targets projects for the water utility system. They include $500,000 for refurbishing the water reservoir; $160,000 for installing or replacement of 24 fire hydrants; and $100,000 for water plant upgrades, including relocation of a chlorine injector.

The council also introduced an ordinance setting forth later morning start times for construction and landscaping work. Currently, the borough allows work to begin at 7 a.m. six days a week. The new measure said that on weekdays, construction (including excavating, demolition, alteration or repair of any building, and landscaping (including installation of pavers and masonry work) can begin at 8 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on Saturday. No such work is permitted on Sundays.

Public hearings on the ordinances are scheduled for the next meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. The meeting would normally be on Monday but the borough hall is closed for Columbus Day.  —E.E.

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