PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 4, 2017

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Freeholders encourages residents to attend two informational meetings in Cranford and Rahway hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Rahway River Flood Risk Management Study.

The meetings are part of a 45-day public comment period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (DIFR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rahway River Flood Risk Management Study, from December 9, 2016 to January 23, 2017.

“The Freeholder Board strongly supports this flood control project, which has been many years in development,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “These two meetings provide an excellent opportunity to stay informed about this significant addition to our regional infrastructure.”

“Our colleagues on the Freeholder Board, our local officials on the Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control, and our state and federal legislators are to be commended for working diligently to ensure that the planning process keeps moving forward,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski. “I encourage members of the public to register their views by attending the upcoming meetings, and by submitting comments online before the January 23 deadline.”

Residents may attend either or both of the two meetings, at the following locations:

Wednesday, January 11, Roy Smith Theater at the Union County College Cranford Campus, 1033 Springfield Avenue.

Thursday, January 12, Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza.

Both meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00. They will include formal presentations and information exchange sessions.

The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EIS, and instructions for submitting comments are available online from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at nan.usace.army.mil/Rahway.

General questions regarding the Rahway River Basin Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study can be directed to Ms. Rifat Salim, Project Manager, Rifat.Salim@usace.army.mil, 917-790-8215.

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