During the latter part of February many motorists on Neilson and Bayard Street had to bear the brunt of us updating our heating system from oil to gas. PSE&G brought in the new gas line from Hiram square, opening a trench right across Neilson Street. Thanks to the New Brunswick Police Department the traffic was managed in ways that kept delays and inconveniences at a minimum. I had a lot of respect for the workers and the police officers who did all this at rather frosty temperatures and with a cutting wind in their faces!
The switch-over is not too far away, hopefully sometime this month. After this, we will use up the remaining oil in our tank, before Preferred Tank Services will retire it. I want to use the opportunity and also thank the folks from our contractor, BUIST Inc., for their speedy and clean work, and BUIST President Mike Freund for assisting me in establishing a workable time line that takes the needs of our church into account. And, finally, a big thank you goes out to Jim Hance for his constant good counsel and his efforts in making sure that all involved companies were on the same page.