LAMBERTVILLE: McCann property to be kept as open space

City will be able to preserve nearly 8 acres of city land as open space

By John Tredrea, Special Writer
   LAMBERTVILLE — The city will be able to preserve nearly 8 acres of city land as open space now that City Council has passed a $765,000 bond ordinance that will fund the project, Clerk Cindy Ege said.
   Council adopted the ordinance on June 18.
   The two lots that can be purchased are known as the McCann property, Ms. Ege said.
   The ordinance covers $750,000 for the appraised value of the property, plus $15,000 for fees incurred for getting the ordinance ready for the council. The ordinance was introduced by council last month.
   Introduced on June 18 was a proposed $479,200 bond ordinance, to fund the third phase of the North Union Street reconstruction project. The work will be done from York Street to Delaware Avenue.
   If the measure is adopted as expected, $155,000 of the bond would be offset by a grant from the DOT.
   Also at the June 18 meeting, council passed a resolution authorizing the hiring of Christopher Winther as a laborer in the city’s Public Works Department.
   City officials said the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to begin work on a regional roadway resurfacing and reconstruction project that includes two roads in and near Lambertville. The DOT will mill and repave deteriorated asphalt and concrete sections of the road.
   The DOT will work on Route 29 in both directions, from just south of Route 179 (milepost 18.8) in Lambertville to the border with West Amwell (milepost 18.1).
   Another project involves Route 202 northbound, from just south of Route 31 (milepost 5.69) in the Ringoes section of West Amwell to just north of Route 514 (Old York Road) in East Amwell ((milepost 7).