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Public Hearing for Washington Street Water Main & Green Infrastructure Improvements




Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Please be advised that the City of Hoboken has applied to the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP) for a low interest loan to construct both drinking water main and green infrastructure improvements for stormwater management along Washington Street from Observer Highway through 15th Street.

The proposed drinking water main improvements include replacement of the existing 12-inch diameter cast iron drinking water main with new 12-inch diameter ductile iron drinking water main; replacement of the existing 6-inch diameter cast iron drinking water mains on four city blocks along Washington Street with new 8-inch diameter ductile iron drinking water mains; replacement of existing fire hydrants and installation of new additional fire hydrants for a total of 24 fire hydrant installations; installation of new water service connections from the new 12-inch and 8-inch drinking water mains, as well as the existing 8-inch drinking water main on Washington Street up to the existing curb line; and new tie-in connections at each intersection.

The proposed green infrastructure improvements include construction of up to 15 curb extension rain gardens located at various intersections throughout Washington Street and miscellaneous drainage improvements in order to reduce stormwater run-off and localized flooding.

The engineer’s estimate of probable construction is approximately $4,181,170 for the water main improvements and $2,040,700 for the green infrastructure improvements. The City is requesting funding from the State’s Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds through a low interest loan application, which includes contingencies and other costs, for a total Not-To-Exceed amount of $5,570,370 for the water main improvements and $2,625,584 for the green infrastructure improvements.

As part of the funding process, the City must conduct a public hearing pursuant to NJAC 7:22-10.10 to solicit input from the affected public.  The City will conduct the public hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the City’s Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ.  Copies of the planning document, construction drawings and cost estimates may be viewed on the City’s internet website or in the Office of the Municipal Manager, located in City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ.  Written comments may also be submitted to smarks@hobokennj.gov.

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