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7/21/2009 - Major Hamilton Intersection Repairs Move Forward

Major Hamilton Intersection Repairs Move Forward

Repairs Come at No Cost to Taxpayers; Township Saves $86,000


(Hamilton) – Needed road repairs continue to move forward under the administration of Hamilton Township Mayor John F. Bencivengo…and in this instance, at no cost to Hamilton taxpayers.

In addition to nearly $2.6 million in needed road repairs that Hamilton Township has invested in its 2009 Capital Budget, one busy township intersection – at Kuser Road and Yardville-Hamilton Square Road – will undergo construction improvements that are funded by developer fees, rather than by taxpayer dollars.

The intersection sits within the boarders of Hamilton Township’s Transportation Improvement District, an area of the township in which developers have been required to pay fees over the years to fund needed transportation and road improvements that additional development in this area of the community made necessary.

Originally, the Township anticipated that the repairs would cost approximately $912,000 to complete.  However, through a competitive bidding process, the Township was able to obtain a bid that will save Hamilton taxpayers nearly $86,000 from this anticipated cost.  The bid is set to be awarded by the Township Council at this evening’s (Tuesday’s) Township Council meeting.  It also allows the $86,000 in taxpayer savings to be reallocated for other necessary road repairs with the township’s Transportation Improvement District.

“The taxpayers of our community want and deserve quality roads; and the Township Council and I have been working to fund needed road improvement projects.  This project is a win-win for the taxpayers of our community because it will come at no expense to them, while we save residents $86,000 in the process,” explains Mayor John F. Bencivengo.  “Over the past several years, insufficient resources were dedicated to our roads.  It has left us in a position of needing to make several repairs and improvements.  But we will continue to find ways to fund these types of needed road repairs while working to keep taxes stable.  And with this project, I believe we are serving our residents well by not impacting taxes.”