Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson began her report at Tuesday evening's common council meeting by sharing some "good news."
The City of Summit has received a $205,000 competitive grant from the State Hazardous Mitigation Office, a Division of the State Police. The grant was awarded under the State’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – Energy Initiative to encourage energy resilience for critical facilities.
Dickson thanked City Engineer Aaron Schrager for pursuing the grant which will allow the city to purchase three generators "for important municipal buildings."
The mayor also reminded residents that a second public input session will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Common Council Chambers at City Hall as part of the ongoing Downtown Planning Study initiative.
The City has contracted with Burgis Associates Inc., experts in planning in north Jersey, to establish a development strategy focusing on future land use, transportation, economic development and design standards. All interested are encouraged to attend.
Dickson said the Summit Free Market had a busy day on Saturday and it will run again from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday. She encouraged residents to being any item they believe someone else might want. To assist in the fundraising effort to set up a permanent structure at the site, Dickson encouraged residents to visit the City of Summit's website for information on the Summit Conservancy. The group will hold its first event on Oct. 25. Click here for more information.