ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS PASS BOND ORDINANCE TO FINANCE THE REPLACEMENT OF LEAD WATER LINES

ESSEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS PASS BOND ORDINANCE TO FINANCE THE REPLACEMENT OF LEAD WATER LINES

Pictured are (from left to right, front row) District 2 Freeholder Vice President Wayne Richardson, Freeholder At-Large Romaine Graham, District 3 Freeholder Tyshammie L. Cooper, Freeholder At-Large Patricia Sebold, and Freeholder President At-Large Brendan Gill. (From left to right, back row) District 5 Freeholder Carlos Pomares, District 4 Freeholder Leonard M. Luciano, Freeholder At-Large Rufus I. Johnson, and District 1 Freeholder Robert Mercado. PHOTO BY GLEN FRIESON

Board Acts to Execute Partnership between County, City and State

(Newark, NJ) – During an Emergency Freeholder Conference/Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, Essex County Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill and the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously voted to approve a Bond Ordinance allocating $120 million dollars, which will enable the City of Newark to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes. The action supports the partnership between the Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. This funding will enable the City to expedite the replacement of lead water pipes connecting the water main to individual properties.

Freeholder President Gill stated, “Today’s approval provides necessary financial resources to address a long-term solution to update the current infrastructure in a shortened timeframe. I thank County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo for this initiative to resolve the problem.”   

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For Additional Information:
Kathy R. Brown, Chief of Administrative Services
Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
973-621-4489 (phone) 973-621-5696 (fax)

kbrown@freeholders.essexcountynj.org

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