Gloucester Township Council is one step closer to approving an expansion to the recreation center on Broadacres Drive in Blackwood.
A resolution to approve the proposed expansion plans as well the advertisement for bids on the project will be on the agenda at the Feb. 11 Council meeting.
Business administrator Tom Cardis discussed the basic of the proposal with Council at Monday night's workshop session. The expansion will add two rooms that will take up a combined 1,600 square feet, Cardis said. Both rooms will be for mutil-purpose use and will serve as meeting areas and well as an area for the township's preschool program.
Cardis said that the preschool program has done well in the past few years and the expansion will give the program more space. The expansion is a part of the Township's Recreation Open Space program.
The expansion will be paid for by a bond ordinance that was approved by Council in May 2012. The $920,000 bond ordinance set aside $287,100 to pay for the Recreation Center expansion. The remainder of the money in the ordinance was slated to be used toward improvements at the Blackwood Kiwanis Little League complex.
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