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Eatontown DPW Could Move To Fort Monmouth

EATONTOWN: The borough's department of public works (DPW) could be making the move to the Fort Monmouth.

Architect Kevin Settembrino said he has been working with the borough's facilities committee to relocate the DPW to a refurbished building at the former fort that once served as a personnel office. The site is adjacent to the county's DPW yard at Fort Monmouth, which is accessible off of Broad Street through Nicodemus Avenue.

The borough's current DPW yard is located on Lewis Street.

Under the plan, the former personnel office would be renovated to allow the DPW and office of emergency management (OEM) to operate there.

Several small buildings would be demolished to make way for a 15,000-square-foot maintenance bay with 11 bays for DPW trucks. Bays could be added or subtracted to include or exclude more bays.

A new salt shed is proposed as well as a recycling area for residents with a parking lot.

Settembrino said he did not yet have a cost for the DPW facility as he did not agree with the initial figure presented by the estimator.

"I'm going back to my estimator to have him revise the cost, because I've taken a look at it and I think there are some costs to it that are wrong," he said. "I won't present it to you at a public meeting until I'm comfortable that the costs are correct."

The council agreed that it would review the plans and talk about them further a future council meeting.


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