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8/2/2013 - Mayor Yaede Announces Receipt of Roadway Improvement Grant; Portion of Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road to be Repaved

 

Mayor Yaede Announces Receipt of Roadway Improvement Grant; Portion of Whitehorse - Hamilton Square Road to be Repaved

Today, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede announced that Hamilton Township is the recipient of a $249,500 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation that will be used to repave a portion of Whitehorse – Hamilton Square Road.

“I recently received a letter from the New Jersey Department of Transportation notifying me that Hamilton Township has been awarded a $249,500 grant to fund the repaving of a portion of Whitehorse – Hamilton Square Road,” said Mayor Yaede.  “The receipt of this grant is evidence of my administration’s commitment to maintaining our community’s roads while finding alternative sources of funding so that these necessary repairs are not borne solely on the backs of Hamilton’s taxpayers.”

 

The $249,500 grant received by Hamilton Township will be used to repave a portion of Whitehorse – Hamilton Square Road between Kuser Road and Cypress Lane.  This road repair will be completed in 2014 and is in addition to the over 25 roads scheduled for repair in the 2013 budget, which cut government spending by approximately $1 million and included no tax increase.

“The award of this grant by the State shows that Hamilton Township is doing all of the right things and I look forward to receiving even more grant monies in the future,” Mayor Yaede commented.  “It is important that we continue to find every available alternative funding source so that the burden of necessary costs, such as road repairs, is not solely paid by Hamilton’s taxpayers.  Although Hamilton’s employees do an outstanding job seeking grant monies, our community will soon have a professional grant writing firm working to ensure that no grants that Hamilton Township qualifies for and can benefit the residents and taxpayers are ever left on the table,” Yaede concluded.