Mountain Lakes to Introduce Bond Ordinance for $4.46 Million for Expansion of Borough Hall

Preliminary Project Design

MOUNTAIN LAKES — On Monday, June 8 the Mountain Lakes Borough Council will be making a presentation regarding a $4,463,000 Million expansion plan for the Borough Hall. Meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. will be held utilizing a Zoom Teleconferencing System.

Bond Ordinance 8-20 is Providing for the Improvement of the Municipal Building and Appropriating $4,463,000, and Authorizing the Issuance of $4,250,000 Bonds or Notes of the Borough for Financing Such Appropriation – this bond ordinance appropriates $4,463,000 for the improvement of the Municipal Building and authorizes the issuance of a maximum of $4,250,000 in bonds, and provides for the application of a $213,000 down payment understood to be presently available.

The current Borough Hall, constructed in 1969, does not meet the Borough’s administrative and public safety facility needs. There are issues with HVAC, Electric & Plumbing, Roof,  Foundation water penetration,  Energy efficiency, Handicap accessibility/compliance, Security, Limited meeting room space, Limited parking, Police Department space constraints, does not meet regulatory requirements, Fire Department lacks sufficient storage and meeting space and does not meet safety standards as well as Administrative office space inefficiencies and insufficient technology infrastructure and file storage spaces.

In 2017 the Borough Hall / Public Safety Infrastructure Advisory Committee was formed to tackle this issue.

Click here for the presentation of February 10, 2020.

Preliminary Project Design

This is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by the Borough. As citizens of Mountain Lakes, everyone has an obligation to be informed, ask questions, and make your opinion heard.

To participate via the computer, click here. Or call (312) 626- 6799 and join meeting 208487754#.

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