EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Herbert “Butch” Daisy, a township Public Works employee who recently retired, was recognized and thanked for his 37 years of service to the community at the Township Committee meeting Wednesday.

“In the 37 years Butch has worked in Public Works, he has covered more miles of the township roads than any other employee,” Deputy Mayor Paul W. Hodson said. “We wish you well in retirement.”

Hodson presented Daisy with a rocking chair engraved with his name, the township seal and his dates of service.

“I can’t complain,” Daisy said before the presentation. “It’s had its ups and down, but more ups than downs.”

In other business, a bond ordinance for $710,000 was introduced that would help fund a dredging project at Anchorage Poynte.

Township Administrator Peter J. Miller said each of the 34 property owners affected will be responsible for paying an estimated $3,500 per year for eight years after the project is complete.

In addition, a resolution was approved to adopt a temporary capital budget that includes the dredging project. It outlines $48,000 from the capital improvement fund, $164,000 from grants in aid and other funds and $710,000 in authorized debt. The estimated total cost of the project is $922,000.

The lagoon hasn’t been dredged in more than a decade, Miller said after the meeting.

“Since Hurricane Sandy, it’s gotten worse,” he explained. “Some of the boats can only get out at high tide because the sediment is so high.”

A public hearing on the ordinance will take place March 21.

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