Program to fund $1.5 million in projects in all 21 municipalities
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the County, including: parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief.
The program was conceived by Freeholder Christopher Hudak in 2015, developed by the County’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee and administered by the Department of Economic Development. This year’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee is Chaired by Freeholder Sergio Granados. Also on the committee are Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Rebecca Williams and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded.
Road improvements once again topped the list as the most requested program for funding, among the municipalities.
“The Infrastructure Grant program is aimed at providing economic assistance for our municipalities to make these and other needed improvements, providing a better quality of life for the residents of Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
“Infrastructure is a priority and our municipalities must continue to be able to make essential improvements. These grants allow our residents to directly benefit from improvements made to their local communities,” added Freeholder Hudak.
The matching grant initiative makes available approximately $1.5 million to Union County’s 21 municipalities, assisting them to accomplish tasks undertaken in calendar year 2020.
Funding for the grant is provided through the proceeds from the sale of Runnells Specialized Hospital in 2014.
The 2020 awards by municipality are as follows:
Roadway Improvements to Plainfield Avenue
Brookside Place Drainage Improvements
Pine Street Parking Lot
Paterson Road, Phase 2 & Ridgeway Improvements
#1 Curb, Sidewalk & Tree Repairs at Various Locations
#2 Cleaning & Television Inspection of Sanitary Sewers
Orchard Street Terrace Drainage Improvements
Records Management Scanning
Resurfacing of East Linden Avenue
#1 Borough Hall Safety Upgrade
#2 Resurfacing Dunn Pkwy
Municipal Roadway Paving Project
Roadway Improvement Project – Prospect Ave.
Road Resurfacing Project
Columbus Avenue Roadway Improvements
#1 Improvements to West Sumner Avenue
#2 ADA Improvements at Municipal Complex
Roadway Assistance Program
Tooker Avenue Paving Improvements
#1 Huntley Road Area Improvement Project
#2 City Hall Records Management Improvement Project
2020 Township Road Rehab Project
Improvement to North Chestnut Street
Various Improvements (Street Signs, Salt Spreader, Surveillance Camera
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