Harvey Cedars Water Tower Will Be Repainted

Oct 03, 2012
Photo by: Jack Reynolds TJ Smith, working for Bruce Jennings painting, paints from the roof at the Harvey Cedars Borough Hall.

The Harvey Cedars borough commission plans to introduce a bond ordinance for repainting the water tower at its next meeting, Friday, Oct. 5.

Borough Clerk Daina Dale estimated the project could cost $400,000.

“Once we have the expenditure officially authorized, then we can go out to bid,” she said.

Mayor Jonathan Oldham, who is public works commissioner, said the project would begin next spring at the earliest.

“We won’t be able to get started in time before the winter sets in,” said Oldham. “If we don’t start next spring, then we’ll have to do it for next fall. Usually, you have to repaint water towers every three to five years. They get exposed to a lot of high winds, and the paint eventually starts chipping away. The tower doesn’t look so good right now.”

On a smaller scale, the borough’s municipal building is being painted and should be finished by the end of the week. Dale said local contractor Bruce Jennings is doing the work for $12,000.

Dale said the building, which opened in 1991, was last painted in 2004.

“First, public works had to replace some shingles because some wood had rotted out,” she said.

Dale said the public works building is also being repainted, but the work is being done by its employees.  —E.E.


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