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Friday, January 25, 2013

Robbinsville receives federal grant for new fire department radios

Robbinsville’s fire department will be getting a new radio network, thanks to a federal grant received at Thursday’s council meeting.

The township will now receive a $140,000 federal grant to revamp its radio system out of $2.8 million for the county. The township needed to come up with its own contribution, about $28,000, in order to get the garnt.

The volunteer fire department raised $28,598.60 to get the grant, and presented a check Thursday night. Township attorney Mark Roselli said the township would not need to put forward any taxpayer money to get the radios.

He said the grant will buy 13 mobile radios, 29 portable radios, 26 pagers and 29 headsets.

Council president Ron Witt said the department wanted to make sure the township did not have to foot the bill.

“The communication network was in dire need of overhaul,” he said. “I think it was a fantastic initiative on their taxpayers didn’t have to bear the burden.”

The council also received an award from the state for its reforestation program. The turnpike widening in the township resulted in more than 100 acres of trees taken down, which the township replanted.


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