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Brick Awards New Contract for Solar Farm Lawn Maintenance

Solar panels at the former French's Landfill site. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Solar panels at the former French’s Landfill site. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A new round of lawn maintenance for the township’s solar farm on Sally Ike Road will commence soon, under a new contract awarded last week.

After the ink dried on the contract that governed the operation of the solar farm – which sits on top of the now-capped French’s Landfill site – some officials, including Mayor John Ducey, were outraged that the lessee of the site was not responsible for lawn maintenance. The angle of the landfill cap make it impossible for traditional lawnmowers to reach the top, necessitating the use of a robotic mower that is a rare offering by maintenance firms.

Brick last week awarded the latest contract for maintenance of the site to On-Site Landscape Management, of Millstone Township. Brick will pay On-Site $17,789 per year for two years for their services.

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According to Council President Heather deJong, 59 bidders were notified of the solicitation. Six submitted proposals, which ranged from a total of $35,578 to $103,200 for the length of the contract.

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