Hardyston to investigate use of Route 23 properties

Hardyston. The Township Council authorized the Planning Board to undertake a preliminary investigation determining whether properties along the Route 23 corridor would qualify as areas in need of development.

25 Nov 2019 | 03:00

The Hardyston Township Council on Nov. 20 authorized the Planning Board to undertake a “preliminary investigation” to determine if certain properties along the Route 23 corridor would qualify for designation as an area in need of redevelopment through the Highlands Council.

The study would be an investigation to see if there are underused properties.

Township Manager Carrine Piccolo-Kaufer said ultimately the council members would need to propose redevelopment and are under no obligation to do anything with the study findings.

For the next 2 years, Piccolo-Kaufer relayed that the Health Insurance Fund increase would be less than 1 percent.

"We'd be foolish not to take it," Councilman Carl Miller said.

The council approved the Employee Benefits Fund Resolution was passed.

Council members approved the resolution authorizing the submission of the 2020 Best Practices Inventory. This checklist is necessary to receive state aid.

Hardyston Township is also in the process of purchasing a Rosenbauer Commander Pump Truck from Rosenbauer South Dakota LLC though the Houston Galveston Area Council Purchasing Cooperative Contract.