Belmar Council Goes to School Thursday
Mayor hopes to give students afternoon look at their local government
The Belmar Borough Council and mayor will hold this week's meeting at Belmar Elementary School on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Mayor Matt Doherty said the governing body moved their regular meeting from Wednesday at Borough Hall to the school in order to give its students a first-hand look at the workings of local government and let them know that they, too, have a voice in the community.
Aside from the change of setting, the meeting will be like any other at Borough Hall, as the agenda includes a resolution to adopt the 2012 budget and the second reading and final vote on the adoption of a $4.5 million refunding bond ordinance that will refund general obligation bonds from the borough's 2003 series.
In addition, the governing body will vote on resolutions to approve a state Department of Transportation drainage and roadway project on Sixth Avenue, and to award a sewer rehabilitation project on Ocean Avenue from Fifth to Eighth Avenues.
Doherty said he's looking forward to hearing from the borough's youngsters regarding the issues they care about and any questions about town they might have.
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