MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution to apply for Green Acres funding for a park project at its Tuesday, March 19 meeting. The park project was suggested by ‘Beautiful Mountainside’.

Todd Evans of ‘Beautiful Mountainside’ attended the council meeting in December and made a suggestion to further beautify the borough by adding a park to be named Levi Cory Park in the corner lot at the intersection of New Providence Road and Mountain Avenue. He provided the council with two concept plans, one simple and one more elaborate, for the proposed park. At that meeting he said that there is grant money available for such a project.

The lot is currently for sale. The borough is planning to raise $690,000 in order to purchase the lot and enact a new park. The borough is planning to apply a $172,500 matching grant and a $517,500 loan from the state. Mayor Paul Mirabelli noted that as a non-profit organization ‘Beautiful Mountainside’ can also apply for grants.

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With regard to other news the council also approved a resolution to apply for funds from the Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grant Program in order to finance road work on Partridge Run and to purchase a new Rescue Squad Building Generator.

Additionally, the council hired Kim Moriak to the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator for an annual salary of $3,600.00.

Furthermore, the council hired John Tosato as Manager for the 2019 season at the Community Pool. He will be compensated to the tune of $12,071.18. Scott Laudati and Pat Mamrak were hired as Assistant Managers with a seasonal compensation of $7,844.27 and $7,466.46 respectively. All managers have worked at the Community Pool for multiple seasons.