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FEMA Funding For Superstorm Sandy Tallied $300,000+ For Roselle Park

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Published: May 14, 2014 @ 6:00 AM EDT
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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJ OEM) released figures regarding FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy Public Assistance for the entire state and records show that Roselle Park – both the municipality and the school district – received in total $309,196.42 to address – among other things – debris removal, sidewalk repair, and Emergency Protective Measures which include search and rescue operations and repair of destroyed or damaged facilities or infrastructure.

Although Roselle Park received more than twice as much as Kenilworth ($147,538.98) and Garwood ($107,675.53), the borough’s FEMA funds only accounted for 3% of the total amount given to the county. Neighboring Roselle received $562,841.51 while Union Township and Rahway both received over $1 million each.

Of the total amount paid out to Roselle Park, the Board Of Education (BOE) received only $32,702.89 (10.6%). The BOE originally received $87,290 but returned $56,000 for school lights that came down and damaged the high school because it ended up being covered by the school district’s insurance. The BOE had its fund allocated for sidewalk repair and emergency protective measures.

Applicant Name
%
Amount
Roselle Park
71.7%
$221,611.92
Roselle Park PD
17.7%
$54,881.61
Roselle Park BOE
10.6%
$32,702.89
TOTAL
100.0%
$309,196.42

Out of the remaining $276,493.53, around $54,000 went to the Roselle Park Police Department and a little over $220,000 to the municipality. With those funds, the municipality paid for removal of trees and replacement of sidewalks damaged by uprooted trees as well as emergency protective measures.

Project Type
%
Amount
Debris Removal
53.4%
$164,995.93
Sidewalks
8.8%
$27,126.62
Sidewalk Repair
0.5%
$1,693.46
Buildings
0.0%
$0.00
Emergency Protective Measures
19.6%
$60,498.80
Roselle Park Police Dept - Cat B
17.7%
$54,881.61
TOTAL
100.0%
$309,196.42

A breakdown of payments, check numbers, dates, and allocated funds is listed below for reference.

Applicant Name
Project Type
Type
Document #
Check #
Check Date
Federal Amount
TOTAL
$309,196.42
Roselle ParkDebris RemovalPayable1200DS06673ADA212260317912/26/12
$138,750.00
Roselle ParkEmergency Protective MeasuresPayable1200DS07263ADA302280139102/28/13
$46,446.08
Roselle ParkSidewalksPayable1200DS07804ADA304110077311/04/13
$27,126.62
Roselle ParkEmergency Protective MeasuresPayable1200DG0334101ADA309120108312/09/13
$9,289.22
Roselle Park Police DeptRoselle Park Police Dept - Cat BPayable1200DS06808ADA301220086301/22/13
$40,354.13
Roselle Park Police DeptRoselle Park Police Dept - Cat BPayable1200DG0426601ADA312300242712/30/13
$14,527.48
Roselle Park Board Of EdEmergency Protective MeasuresPayable1200DS06907ADA302150119502/15/13
$3,969.58
Roselle Park Board Of EdSidewalk RepairPayable1200DS07023ADA302280139202/28/13
$1,411.22
Roselle Park Board Of EdDebris RemovalPayable1200DS08268ADA304290295804/29/13
$21,871.61
Roselle Park Board Of EdBuildingsPayable1200DG0226801ADA308010150301/08/13
$54,587.80
Roselle Park Board Of EdBuildingsReceivable
-$54,587.80
Roselle Park Board Of EdDebris RemovalPayable1200DG0271101ADA308150110808/15/13
$4,374.32
Roselle Park Board Of EdEmergency Protective MeasuresPayable1200DG0271102ADA308150110908/15/13
$793.92
Roselle Park Board Of EdSidewalk RepairPayable1200DG0271103ADA308150111008/15/13
$282.24