Shortages in Construction Supplies Will Cause Delay in 9/11 Memorial

EAST GREENWICH TWP. — Mayor Dale Archer announced at the East Greenwich Township Committee Meeting on June 22 that the scheduled construction of the 9/11 Memorial will be delayed until sometime next year.

Archer stated a piece of steel from New York, limestone from the Pentagon and dirt from Pennsylvania had been received but the supplies to begin construction are unavailable. Supplies, pavers and even calk are all currently experiencing large shortages in the United States and as such, construction cannot begin at this time.

In other action, with the state of New Jersey approving the use of medical and recreational cannabis, the mayor announced that East Greenwich will not be authorizing any retail use within the township. There will be a public meeting at the end of July to discuss the topic.

In Public Works, Weathervane Farms will be receiving a micro servicing repaving the second week of July with two to three inches of “slurry” being added to the existing pavement. Both the public works department and the police department will be working with residents on how to handle parking during this time. The neighborhood will also be receiving additional information in the mail soon too.

Also, the dog park, which was scheduled to receive a concrete pad at the entrance, will now receive AstroTurf. Archer stated that the material was being donated to the township by the Mt. Royal Inn and would also be easier on the dog’s paws.

In other news, the municipal building will hold an American Red Cross blood drive on Aug. 31 and the municipal budget for 2021 was adopted with no taxes being raised once again.

A moment of silence was also held at the beginning of the meeting for New Town Press journalist Bob Holt, who recently passed away.

By David Warren

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