CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
-Twp will privately interview the architects tomorrow
-Twp says $5.2 million is way over budget
-Current building might be use by public works
Last night at the Township Committee Meeting, board members heard presentations from two architectural businesses on the topic of a new municipal building.
The first company, Clarke-Caton Hintz, is from Trenton, NJ and is 35 years old. They've done numerous redevelopment projects, including Lawrence Township Police and Courts and being involved with Waterfront Park.
The second company was Seller-Drury, a company 15 years old, and specializes more in adaptive reusing of current buildings.
Some things Chesterfield Township officials say are desirable for the new building are there only being one story, separation of public parking and police parking, and to respect the state of existing historic buildings in the neighborhood.
A board official told WBNC News that the $5.2 million they are asking to bond is way over the budget of what they will actually spend on the construction of the new building, but is just the maximum they could possibly bond for.
The board discussed the possibility of moving the courts back into the township, as they are now being housed by North Hanover. They also discussed that public works might take over use of the current municipal building once the new building is complete.
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