Over $1.2M in Green Acres Funding Hinges on Fence
Fence going up to block off section of Madison Recreation Center that is in need of environmental remediation.
A fence is being constructed around a section of the Madison Recreation Center that is not being used for recreation purposes so Madison can receive more than $1.2 million in state Green Acres funding toward the 2008 acquisition of the property.
The Borough Council approved a resolution at its Monday meeting authorizing Madison to contract with E.B. Fence to install the fence for a total of $33,471.90, and authorized the borough to execute a notice of deed restriction "to facilitate the disbursement of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program funding."
Borough Engineer Bob Vogel said environmental issues were identified when the property was acquired in 2008.
He said the site will eventually be 100 percent in compliance with site remediation standards, but, for the time being, fencing is the most econonomical way to get funds released.