By Douglas E. Hall
The Borough Council took major steps at a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to cut through delays and litigation that have halted the remediation of Veterans Field with the passage of two resolutions; one that affirmed the removal of Waterside Construction from the project and another that awarded the completion of the work to Enterprise Network Resolutions Contracting of Winslow for $4,979,450 the lowest of eight companies bidding.
The borough’s consulting attorney, Timothy E.Corriston praised the cooperation of all parties including the mediation effort of retired Superior Court Judge Daniel Mecca for bringing about a resolution to the matter so that resumption of work might resume at the field in a matter of weeks.
The project seemed headed for a long delay as several suits were filed after the borough pulled Waterside off the job after fill brought to the site by Waterside was found to be contaminated.
The contract awarded to Enterprise was challenged by two other bidders: Applied Landscape Technologies and Creamer Environmental, Inc., but the borough ruled these challenges were without merit.