Monmouth County, N.J., has signed an intergovernmental support agreement with Naval Weapons Station Earle, allowing the installation to use the county’s public works department for a variety of activities, including unimproved road and traffic light maintenance, storm repairs and snow removal. The deal allows the weapons station to spend up to $100,000 on each separate work contract, reported Two River Times. Tapping into county resources will help “maintain the Navy’s key infrastructure and mission capabilities right here in Monmouth County while saving taxpayer dollars and extending our maintenance budget,” said Capt. Pierre Fuller, Earle’s commanding officer. Fuller said one of the first contracts he wants to sign would cover work on the traffic lights along a 17-mile-long private road that extends from the base’s waterfront to Colts Neck.
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