Column as submitted by Toms River Councilman Brian Kubiel:
This month I'd like to update everyone on the status of the improvement projects within the Township. Our focus continues to be on maintaining a safe and secure community, and working on improvements throughout our town. Below is an update on the progress with some of the projects within Ward 2.
Holiday City Dam Pipe Repair Project:
After a long approval process with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Toms River Township Council passed a resolution authorizing the purchasing division to advertise and receive bids for the Holiday City Dam Pipe repair project. This repair is required as the emergency spillway pipe has collapsed under the roadway. The spillway pipe’s function is to alleviate failure of the dam. By repairing the pipe this will in turn prevent any damage to the roadway. The project will also have a positive drainage effect to ensure that the dam remains to function properly and should offer additional protection should the dam malfunction. This project could begin as early as late summer or fall of this year, and when the project repair begins Mt Caramel Blvd. will be closed for the duration of the project and an alternative traveling route will need to be followed.
Gilford Park Drainage:
The Gilford Park Drainage project has been completed and will offer the residents in this area enhanced storm water drainage. I would like to extend gratitude to the Township Engineering Department for their supervision and timely completion of this project.
Toms River Councilman