At the October 16th Mayor & Council meeting, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr – on behalf of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders – presented the Borough of Roselle Park a ‘check’ for $59,592.50 for improvements to Aldene Park.
The park has been a topic of discussion for the last couple of years as to improvements that were needed to various areas including the basketball court blacktop and utility shed. The park was authorized by council a few years ago to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards. When discussions arose during annual budget workshops to continue improvements, those proposals were not approved to be including in municipal budgets, until this year.
This is the first time in recent years that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have sent a representative to a Mayor & Council meeting to present grant money in such a manner of a novelty check.
There was no discussion at the meeting as to what the grant money would specifically be applied to in order to improve Aldene Park.