Town of Kearny
New Jersey


Resolution of Municipal Endorsement for Submission of a Grant Application to the Hudson County Open Space,
Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the Gunnell Oval Improvements Project.


Department:Town EngineerSponsors:Mayor Alberto G. Santos


WHEREAS, the Hudson County Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund (“County Trust Fund”), provides matching grants to municipal governments and to nonprofit organizations who are sponsored by their local municipality for assistance in the development or redevelopment of park improvements; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey desires to further the public interest by obtaining a matching grant of $500,000.00 from the County Trust Fund to fund the following project:  Gunnell Oval Improvements Project; and

WHEREAS, the governing body/board has reviewed the County Trust Fund Program Statement, and the Trust Fund Park Improvement application and instructions and desires to make an application for such a matching grant and provide application information and furnish such documents as may be required; and

WHEREAS, the County of Hudson shall determine whether the application is complete and in conformance with the scope and intent of the County Trust Fund; and

WHEREAS, the applicant is willing to use the County Trust Fund in accordance with such rules, regulations and applicable statutes, and is willing to enter into an agreement with the County of Hudson for the above named project and ensure its completion on or about the project contract expiration date.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey:

1.              That it is hereby authorized to submit the above completed project application to the County by the deadline of May 4th, 2018, as established by the County; and

2.              That, in the event of a County Trust Fund award that may be less than the grant amount requested above, Town of Kearny has, or will secure, the balance of funding necessary to complete the project, or modify the project as necessary; and

3.              That the Town of Kearny is committed to providing a match for the project in the amount of $500,000.00; and

4.              That only those park improvements identified and approved in the project application, its Trust Fund contract, or other documentation will be considered eligible for reimbursement.

5.              That the Town of Kearny agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in its performance of the project; and

6.              That this resolution shall take effect immediately.



Meeting History

Apr 24, 2018 7:00 PM  Council Caucus / Regular Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Carol Jean Doyle, Council Member
SECONDER:Alberto G. Santos, Mayor
AYES:Carol Jean Doyle, Michael Landy, Susan McCurrie, Eileen Eckel, Albino Cardoso, Richard Konopka, Marytrine DeCastro, Peter Santana, Alberto G. Santos