LAMBERTVILLE: North Union project, open space buy ready to go

Council adopts ordinance, issues check

By John Tredrea, Special Writer
   LAMBERTVILLE — Reconstruction of a section of North Union Street can be done now that the Lambertville City Council has adopted a bond ordinance that will pay for the work.
   The ordinance was adopted by council at its July 16 meeting, city Clerk Cindy Ege said.
   The $500,000 bond ordinance, $155,000 of which will be offset by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), will pay for work on North Union from York Street to Delaware Avenue.
   Each year, the DOT pays for a portion of work done on municipally owned streets and roads in towns throughout the state.
   Also at the July 16 Council meeting, Ms. Ege said, council approved issuing a $750,000 check for the purchase of 8 acres of city land that will be preserved as open space.
   A bond ordinance providing the funding was adopted by council last month. The 8 acres are on two lots.
   The two lots are known locally as the McCann property, Ms. Ege noted.
   Also OK’d by council July 16 was a contract with Elizabethtown Gas, for a amount not to exceed $39,344, for the installation of a high pressure gas main for a generator at City Hall.
   The city is purchasing the generator for a source of electric power in the event of outages, which have befallen the city several times due to hurricanes and other storms.