Council approves bond ordinance
City Council approved a $514,000 bond ordinance during its May 16 meeting to pay for eight capital fund projects, including this year’s road program.
The projects are: improvements to the Municipal Building’s HVAC system ($10,000), new police radios ($20,000), replacement police department furniture ($10,000), leaf vacuums ($64,000), generator to be used at the public works building ($5,000), reconditioning of a fire truck ($50,000), matching funds on a FEMA project to create two recreation areas ($130,000) and the 2013 road improvement program ($225,000).
The road improvement program includes work to be completed on Lisbon Avenue.
City tables pay-to-play ordinance
Absecon City Council tabled the second reading of an ordinance that would have restricted anyone who has contributed more than $300 to an election campaign to be eliminated from seeking fair and open contract.
Council tabled the ordinance for an interpretation of language contained in the ordinance.
City to dedicate breast cancer awareness bench
Absecon leaders will dedicate and unveil a pink breast cancer awareness bench at 6 p.m., May 29 behind the city Municipa lBuilding, 500 Mill Road, Absecon.