Thursday, April 28th, 2016
UNANIMOUS APPROVAL AT FREEHOLDER MEETING IN KINNELON LAST NIGHT
A series of public works’ ordinances have been unanimously approved by the Morris County Board of Freeholders to allocate funding for a essential road, bridge and infrastructure projects countywide, as part of the county’s $27 million 2016 capital budget.
The projects are part of an effort by the freeholders to ensure continued maintenance and upgrades to the county’s infrastructure, to ensure a continued high quality of life for county residents.
The freeholders approved the bond ordinances at their Wednesday evening meeting which was held at Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon.
“We have an obligation to address the county’s current and future capital needs, to keep our commitment to Morris County’s status as a first rate county and a leading county in the nation,’’ said Freeholder John Cesaro, the freeholders’ liaison on public works issues.
Cesaro outlined some key features of the work to be done by the county through approval of the ordinances:
More than $11.5 million will be invested this year in road resurfacing, intersection reconstruction, and railroad rehabilitation projects.
Other major projects to be financed by the county in 2016 are:
Environmental clean-up efforts will continue at the county garage in Hanover Township and the former Greystone Park State Psychiatric Hospital property in Parsippany with $551,000 in capital funds.
For more information on the county’s 2016 budget and previous budgets, visit: http://morriscountynj.gov/transparency/finance/