Here are some other items of interest that were briefly discussed Tuesday night:
* Moss Mill Road to Remain Closed Through Next Week: Moss Mill
Road in Smithville has been closed since Oct. 12 due to a sewer line break.
Initially, the township believed one of their sewer pipes broke, but
investigators later learned that the pipe belonged to the Atlantic County
Utilities Authority (ACUA), Mayor Don Purdy said Tuesday night.
Service throughout Smithville, including the Smithville School, Four Seasons and the Clubs area are all affected. The pipe is being replaced and the road must be repaved. Police Capt. Allan Kane said the road will remain closed through next week.
* Township Reaching Deal With Stockton: The township and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey are close to reaching a deal on the college’s payments to the township following its purchase of the Seaview back in 2010. The college had paid $300,000 a year to the township each of the last three years, in lieu of paying taxes. The tentative agreement mentioned by Township Manager Arch Liston during his report on Tuesday calls for Stockton to pay $300,000 the first year, $310,000 the second year and $325,000 the third year.
Donating Land to the Township: Council passed an ordinance that allowed public property left to someone in a will or that would otherwise be abandoned to be donated to the township without paying a fee. The previous process included a $300 deposit for the owners trying to donate the land.
Veterans Day at the Municipal Complex: The township will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration at the municipal complex on Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
Arraignment Hearing Postponed: Although not discussed publicly during Tuesday’s meeting, an arraignment hearing for Councilman Jim McElwee, who is facing charges of sexual harassment by inappropriate touching filed by a Press of Atlantic City reporter, has been postponed until Nov. 12, 4 p.m., in a Hamilton Township court.