BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE MORRIS COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Tom Mastrangelo, Director Montville TownshipDavid Scapicchio, Deputy Director, Mt OliveDouglas R Cabana Boonton TownshipJohn Cesaro Parsippany-Troy HillsKathy DeFillippo RoxburyJohn Krickus Washington TownshipHank Lyon Montville Township
CATHY BURD NAMEDASSISTANT COUNTYADMINISTRATOR
Cathy Burd, who has beenwith the county governmentsince 1999, replaces MaryJo Buchanan, who leavesto become CEO of OceanPartnership for Children.Burd has served in severalcapacities with the county,most recently as Director of the Department of EmployeeResources.
Hello, and welcome to this edition of our newsletter,“Freeholder Focus”, aimed specifically at our local, stateand federal elected and appointed officials. Our goal is tokeep you informed about how your county government isworking for you and your constituents.
The Morris County Freeholders are mov-ing ahead with a more aggressive resur-facing program for county maintained roads.Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo said the Freeholders are responding to the concerns that have been expressed by local officials and county residents over county road conditions caused by the harsh winter.The Freeholders are adding $2.6 million in county funds to the $2.2 million they were already investing in paving proj-ects this year.Those dollars, coupled with $3.9 million in federal transportation funds, means the county will now be able to resur-face approximately 33 miles of county roads instead of the 22 miles called for in the original capital budget. Over the prior five years, an average of 17 miles of roads had been paved.“Even before this difficult winter we had focused on road repaving, which was increased by 55 percent in the cap-ital budget,” said Freeholder David Scapicchio, chair of the Capital Budget & Facilities Review Committee.“The feedback we received from county residents and local officials confirmed this was the right path,” Mastrangelo said. “Increasing the resurfacing of roads from 22 miles to 33 miles is a significant achievement.”Last month, the Freeholders embarked on a major pothole repair campaign. They added $75,000 to the 2014 capital budget to pur-chase three Hot Boxes. Two had already been purchased by the county in
2013, bringing the total to six.Freeholder John Krickus, a member of the budget committee, said while the investment in the county’s infrastruc-ture in increasing, the total county debt is still being reduced by more than $8 million in 2014.
Road Resurfacing Program
Road Resurfacing Program
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