Fanwood, Scotch Plains Receive Union County Grants for Seniors and Roadway Improvement Project

Members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meet Thursday, May 25. Credits: K. Brochu
Credits: Borough of Fanwood
Fanwood Senior Club Credits: Borough of Fanwood

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks. “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grants ranged from $15,000 to $100,000 for a total of $1.5m across the county. “That’s $1.5 million which will be backed up by the municipality. That’s $3 million in roads and infrastructure improvements this year – $9 million over the last three years,” Freeholder Christopher Hudak said.  

Fanwood:  $55,000
Roadway Improvement Project

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Scotch Plains:  $90,000
Park Facilities and Road Improvement Projects

Additionally, the county made $430,655 of additional grants to support “Senior Focus” initiatives to fund improvements at senior center facilities:

Fanwood: $25,000
Roof Repair and PA System at Forest Road Park

Scotch Plains: $25,00
Bocce Court, Outdoor Seating, PA System, Ceiling Tiles, Chairs, Fitness Equipment, Signage, Tables at the Shady Rest

The full list of Infrastructure and Municipal Aid grants are:

Berkeley Heights:  $50,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Clark:  $50,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Cranford:  $90,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Elizabeth:  $105,000.00
Installation of Traffic Signals

Garwood  $55,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Hillside:  $55,000.00
Roadway & Facilities Improvement Projects

Kenilworth:  $75,000.00
Rehabilitation of Facilities, Housing Master Plan, Traffic Signal Study

Linden:  $100,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Mountainside:  $50,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

New Providence:  $55,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Plainfield:  $100,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Rahway:  $65,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Roselle:  $60,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Roselle Park:  $55,000.00
Roadway Improvement Projec

Springfield:  $75,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Summit:  $100,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Union:  $100,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Westfield:  $100,000.00
Roadway Improvement Project

Winfield:  $15,000.00
Facility Improvements: Municipal Building & Police Department

“Senior Focus” initiatives. The county allocated $430,655  exclusively to senior center facility improvements:

Clark: $25,000
Senior Fitness Equipment

Cranford: $18,462
Bingo System, PA System and eight Surface Pro Computers

Elizabeth: $24,293
27 Computers

Garwood: $25,000
Exterior Repairs Replace Handicap Ramp

Hillside: $25,000 
Exterior Repairs Replace Handicap Ramp

Kenilworth: $23,400
Four Doors Retrofit, Two Doors Replaced

Linden: $24,000
Ramp Update, Automatic Doors

Mountainside: $25,000
Flooring, Seating, Computer, TV

New Providence: $15,500
100 Chairs, Eight Club Chairs, PA System Copier

Plainfield: $25,000
Senior Fitness Equipment, Flooring, Sewing Machines

Rahway: $25,000

Roselle: $25,000
Lavatory Upgrades, Parking Lot Lighting, Ice Maker, Ceiling Tiles

Roselle Park: $25,000

Springfield: $25,000
Fitness Equipment, Audio Visual Equipment, Computers

Summit: $25,000
Senior Lounge

Union: $25,000
Senior Center Roof

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