Corine Borrero talks about American Relief Funds for Roxbury
Corine Borrero, speaking as a long time Roxbury resident who is also a Town Council candidate, brought up concerns about the federal relief funds at the Tuesday, September 28 Town Council meeting.
Over $2 million are designated for Roxbury to use under the fund's guidelines by December 2024. To date, none of the money received so far ($1.2 million this year) has been spent.
TapIntoRoxbury also attended the meeting - here is that coverage:
Corine, along with the rest of our campaign team, has talked with a sizable amount of residents to gain additional perspective about meeting the needs here.
Roxbury Social Services was the specific topic at the September 28 meeting but is not alone in agencies and areas that could benefit from some of the federal funds.
We will be publishing Corine Borrero's response separately.
Candidate Brian Considine Suggests an Interim Device for Troubled Bridge
After yet another too-high truck hit and damaged a train trestle on Berkshire Valley Road, temporary repair work has commenced. On Tuesday, September 22, there was a public meeting held virtually to discuss the options.
Brian Considine was among the public who attended the meeting. In light of the proposed 4 year time frame needed to conduct a full study including engineering and permitting, Brian suggested installing an interim device to warn oversized vehicles from proceeding under the bridge.
The device would be similar to what is installed in parking garages.
The meeting was conducted by the Morris County and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).
TapIntoRoxbury also attended the meeting and covered it thoroughly.
Brian often comes up with alternative paths to solutions, even if they are intended as temporary ones.
Candidate Jen Cooper Receives Endorsement
The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters has announced the list of candidates they are endorsing for the 2021 election!
Jen Cooper has decades of personal and professional experience with environmentally related businesses, starting with her family's farmer's market and nursery in Sussex County. She works in the utility industry and is currently focused on the future of electric and building a network around clean, renewable energy.
Jen's job involves leading teams across across multi-million dollar programs that focus on transforming our gas and electric businesses into more effective, resilient and responsive businesses that promote and achieve a Net Zero by 2050 goal.
Jen hopes to bring this experience and commitment to Roxbury.
Candidate Keith Griffin Asks Town Council about Water Safety
A well that services part of Ward 1 (Landing, Port Morris) was shut down in June following lab results of an early May well water test showed elevated levels of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).
Keith Griffin, who is a Landing resident and our candidate in Ward 1's special election this year, found out about the situation through unofficial means. He asked the Town Council at the June 30 meeting about the well's problem and the overall notification process.
TapIntoRoxbury covered the discussion.
Candidate Corine Borrero Speaks Up at Recent Town Council Meeting
At the town council meeting held on June 30, the subject of the $1.2 Million in federal relief funds provided to Roxbury Township was brought up by Corine Borrero, one of our town council At Large candidates. Corine's main concern was how much say the public would have in how those relief funds would be distributed.
The discussion was covered by TapIntoRoxbury.