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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Invitations are extended to qualified Bidders to bid for the following Project:
KRAMER MANOR PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Bids will be accepted only by mail or in person to the Office of the Township of Scotch Plains Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076 (ATTN: Barbara Riepe, Township Clerk) until December 17, 1999 at 10: 00 AM. The Township of Scotch Plains (hereafter “Township”) shall not be responsible for any bid mailed which is lost in transit or delivered late by the Postal Service. At the above time, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be presented in sealed envelopes which are clearly marked “Bid for Kramer Manor Park Improvement Project, Township Clerk, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076”. No bid will be received after the time and date specified.
After receipt of bids, no bid may be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after the date of the bid opening except if provided for herein. The bid of any Bidder who consents to an extension may be held for consideration for a longer period of time as may be agreed upon between Bidder and the Township.
All bids must be on the bid forms provided in the Bid package. The bid package may be obtained between December 7, 1999 and December 16, 1999, from EKA Associates, P. A., 2050 Route 22 East, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076, between the hours of 9: 00 a. m. and 3: 00 p. m. Monday through Friday. The bid package may be purchased for a nonrefundable fee of fifty dollars ($ 50.00) made payable to “EKA Associates, P. A.”. Bids will be made on the Proposal Form in the manner designated herein and required by the Specifications.
Bid proposals and all required documents must be completed and submitted by the date as set forth above. All documents in the enclosed Bid Package must accompany the bid proposal.
In addition to the above documents, a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond issued by a responsible bank, trust com pany or insurance company, payable to the
Township of Scotch Plains shall be submitted with each bid as a guaranty that if a contract is awarded the Bidder shall execute said Contract. The Bid Security shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid or TwentyThousand ($ 20,000.00), whichever is lower.
All bid Security, except the Bid Security of the three (3) apparent lowest responsible Bidders shall, if requested in writing, be returned after ten (10) days from the opening of the bids (Sundays and holiday excepted) and the bids of such Bidders shall be considered withdrawn.
The Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive immaterial informalities, or to accept any bid which, in the opinion of the Township of Scotch Plains, will be in the best interest of the Township all in accordance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law N. J. S. A. 40A: 111 et seq. In the event of an equal or tie bid, the Township shall award the bid to the Bidder which, in the Township’s sole discretion, best serves the interest of the Township.
The Township also reserves the right to reject any and all bids if sufficient funds are not available and/ or appropriated.
The selected Bidder, will, within seven (7) days of award of the bid, enter into an appropriate contract with the Township.
All Bidders must comply with P. L. 1975, Chapter 127, entitled “An Act Relating to Affirmative Action in Relation to Discrimination in Connection with Certain Public Contracts and Supplementing the ‘Law Against Discrimination’ approved April 16, 1945 (P. L. 1945, Chapter 169)”, N. J. A. C. 17: 27, as amended from time to time, and the Americans With Disability Act.
Where applicable, prevailing wage rate shall be paid to all workers on the job as per N. J. A. C. 34: 1156, 25 et seq.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS OF THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
Thomas E. Atkins Township Manager
Barbara Riepe Township Clerk 1 T – 12/ 2/ 99, The Times Fee: $85.68
Nicole’s Yoga Center Begins Early Spring Session Jan. 10
GARWOOD – Nicole’s Yoga Center has begun registration for its early spring session, which begins Monday, January, 10 and runs through Saturday, March 11.
Nicole’s Yoga center, 94 North Avenue in Garwood, offers a variety of Yoga sessions, from beginning to advanced.
Classes include Yoga 1, Raja Hatha Yoga, Yoga 2, Breathing Class, Back and Heart Activity Class, Restorative Class and Meditation.
Open House events will be available Monday, January 3, from 4 to 7 p. m.; Thursday, January 6, from 2 to 5 p. m. and Saturday, January 8, from 1 to 4 p. m.
Yoga is an ancient tradition orientated toward selfdevelopment that includes proper posture and breathing. Classes address the entire range of participants’ abilities.
For additional information, please call (908) 7896426, or access the Web site at www. nicolesyoga center. com.
Warinanco Schedules Holiday Skating Events
ROSELLE – Union County’s Warinanco Skating Center in Roselle has planned some special holiday activities.
“Skate With Santa” sessions will be held on Saturday, December 18, from 1 to 3 p. m. and Sunday, December 19, from noon to 3 p. m.
Regular admission fees will be charged for these events.
For hockey enthusiasts, the annual George Cron Holiday Hockey Tournament will be held throughout the month.
High schools from around the region will compete in a series of games on Monday, December 6; Tuesday, December 7; Thursday, December 9; Monday,
December 13; Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15.
Two games will be held each evening at 6 and 8: 30 p. m. Spectator admission will be charged.
Currently scheduled to compete are returning champions Summit High School, Arthur L. Johnson School in Clark, Cranford High School, Westfield High School, St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen and Mendham High School.
Holiday skating hours will be in effect on Friday, December 24, Monday, December 27, Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29, Thursday, December 30 and Friday, December 31. For specific hours of operation, please contact the Skating Center.
Warinanco offers many general indoor public skating sessions, Tuesdays through Sundays, throughout the day and in the evening.
Friday night features a special family session from 6 until 8 p. m., when no one under the age of 17 will be admitted without an adult. Skate rentals and a snack bar are available for skaters’ convenience.
Admission to the general skating sessions is $5 for adults, $4 for children (age 17 and under) and $4.25 for senior citizens. Discount cards for Union County residents who plan to skate on a regular basis are also available.
For further information on indoor ice skating activities, please visit the Warinanco Skating Center, located off St. Georges and Thompson Avenues in Roselle, or call (908) 2987850.
TEC 2000 Program Launched At County’s VoTech Schools PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM PROCLAIMED — William M. Freeman, President
and Chief Executive officer of Bell Atlantic, second from right, and State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco, second from left, cut the ribbon to formally dedicate the TEC 2000 Partnership Program between Bell Atlantic and Union County’s VoTech Schools. Also taking part in the ceremonies were Charles Mancuso, President of the VocationalTechnical Schools Board of Education, and Gail Iammatteo, Vice President of the Board.
SCOTCH PLAINS – New Jersey State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco and William M. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic, recently dedicated the TEC 2000 partnership program between Bell Atlantic and the Union County VocationalTechnical Schools.
TEC 2000 is a program that prepares students, as well as adults entering the jobmarket, for networkrelated jobs in New Jersey’s expanding telecommunications industry.
Union County VoTech is the site of the newest TEC 2000 Program in the state. In September, more than 15
high school and post secondary students began a 960hour program that will prepare them for entrylevel jobs in telecommunications.
Started by Bell Atlantic in 1994 with just 12 students at one school, TEC 2000 has now expanded throughout New Jersey.
Senator DiFrancesco and Mr. Freeman dedicated the TEC 2000 classroom and Telecom Laboratory in the West Hall Annex.
Full details regarding the TEC 2000 Program can be obtained by calling Patrick Mauro, Director of admissions and Curriculum at the VoTech Schools, at (908) 8892999
Town Bank to Purchase Rorden Bldg. in Westfield
By PAUL J. PEYTON
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
WESTFIELD – The Town Bank of Westfield has announced that it has signed a contract to purchase the Rorden Building at 44 Elm Street for the institution’s first branch office.
Although the sales price was not disclosed, Nick Frungillo, Town Bank Senior Vice President, confirmed a contract had been signed last week. The sale must be approved by both the state Department of Banking and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for its approval.
Mr. Frungillo said regulatory approval is expected within 120 days. The bank hopes to open the branch by next June.
When the Town Bank first opened its doors in the fall of 1998 in the former Plaster Palace building at the Westfield Traffic Circle, it became the first independent financial institution in Westfield in over 70 years.
Mr. Frungillo said Town Bank officials were interested in the Rorden Building due to its location in Westfield’s main business district. The building is located at Elm and Quimby Streets.
“It’s a landmark in the center of Westfield,” said Mr. Frungillo.
Robert W. Dowens, Sr., Town Bank President and Chief Operating Officer, said the new branch office will be designed for walkin customers, although an ATM and night depository drop box are expected to be featured.
The building also has office space on the second and third floors that the bank anticipates utilizing for offices for bank personnel and possibly to rent. Mr. Dowens said no determination has been made on whether his office will be moved to the Elm Street location.
Mr. Dowens said the Town Bank wants to make the Rorden Building “the hub of our business community effort”
for both deposit and loan activity. He said by opening a north side location, “We (the Town Bank) are bringing the mountain to the people,” noting that business people on the north side will likely find the new location much more convenient.
In terms of future bank branch offices, Mr. Dowens explained that for
now, the bank will focus on opening the new downtown office “and look to future growth down the road.”
Independent banks have been popping up all around the state the past few years, according to Frank Carr, Assistant Director of the state Department of Banking.
He said since 1995, 23 bank charter applications have been filed with his department. Of that number 20 have been approved.
“So the trend seems to be continuing for new community bank charters,” he said.
The assistant director cited the growing amount of consolidations of banks and the subsequent decline in personal service as the main reason for this trend. www. goleader. com
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY THE TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS
CONTRACTOR: Michael R. Buchalski of Buchalski, Reynoldds & Brodowski, 400 West Main Street, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728.
NATURE OF SERVICE: Services of an appraiser to assist in the tax appeal filed against the Township by Fairway Realty Associates involving Lot No. 2 in Block No. 1340.
DURATION: Until completion of above matter.
AMOUNT: Not to exceed $6,500. THE RESOLUTION AND CONTRACT FOR SAME ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK.
BARBARA RIEPE TOWNSHIP CLERK 1 T – 12/ 2/ 99, The Times Fee: $18.87
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