Monday, April 22, 2013
The township has received a $500,000 grant from the state.
Monday, April 22
Cranford Township has received a $500,000 grant from the State of New Jersey to help offset the costs to restore the Municipal Building and Police Headquarters damaged in 2011 during Hurricane Irene. In a press release, Mayor Tom Hannen thanked the Department of Community Affairs for the funds. "This provides some relief for Cranford's taxpayers, who have been working so hard after that devastating storm," said Hannen. “Also, this was a great catch for our Township Administrator Joe Hartnett, who worked to ensure that we received these funds after learning about the program in late February.” The funds came through the state's Community Development Block Grant program, run by the Department of Community Affairs, with assistance from Union …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Following a special meeting, the Township Committee voted on two consent agenda items.
Following a closed session meeting and a public vote Monday night, Cranford officials voted on two matter related to the renovation of the flood-damaged municipal building. "The Township Committee voted as a consent agenda item to award the contract for the Municipal Building repairs, renovations and alterations to the lowest fully responsive bidder, which was W.D. Snyder Co., Inc. for $1,870,000," Deputy Mayor Andis Kalnins said. The lower level of town hall sustained substantial damage when Hurricane Irene tore through the area 11 months ago, causing significant flooding. The trailers behind the Cranford Municipal Building continue to serve as a reminder of the damage that the storm left in its wake. Township officials have devised plans…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Officials will discuss contractual and personnel issues.
The Cranford Township Committee will go into closed session at 7:30 p.m. to discuss contractual matters related to the restoration of the lower level of the municipal building, a legal matter in connection with litigation entitled, “CDA v. Township of Cranford” and a personnel matter. Following the closed session, commissioners are expected to vote in public on two consent agenda items including the award of a contracts in connection with renovations and repairs to town hall. The lower level of the municipal building sustained substantial damage in the wake of Hurricane Irene last year. The trailers behind the Cranford Municipal Building continue to serve as a reminder of the damage that the storm left in its wake. Township officials have …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Plans for renovation range from restoring the lower level to building a new floor.
The trailers behind the Cranford Municipal Building serve as a constant reminder of the damage that Hurricane Irene left in its wake. But township officials are devising plans to make sure the trailers don't become permanent office space for the displaced employess whose offices were destroyed by the flood. During a special Township Committee meeting on Dec. 5, members of the Municipal Building Task Force presented officials with three options for the remediation of the municipal building as a result of the flooding, which damaged the entire lower level of the 50-year-old structure on Springfield Avenue. "Well, it's not all bad news," Task Force Chairman Paul LaCorte said during the meeting. LaCorte and the Task Force met several times …