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Grants to Pay For Paving, Handrails, Ramps

Fair Lawn officials appropriated more than $200,000 in grants for three projects.

The Fair Lawn Senior Center will get new handrails, paid for with grant money. File photo.
The Fair Lawn Senior Center will get new handrails, paid for with grant money. File photo.
Fair Lawn officials approved three projects to be paid for with grants from the county during their meeting last week.

The three Bergen County Community Development grants total $235,000, including $190,000 for paving projects on Pollitt Drive and several municipal parking lots, according to borough manager Jim Van Kruiningen.

The funding also includes $20,000 for installing new handrails at the Fair Lawn Senior Center and $25,000 for the construction of new ADA-compliant barrier-free ramps at intersections that are repaved. 
Helene Plotkin December 04, 2013 at 10:18 AM
I think the Maurice Pine Library should have a rail for handicapped residents. I use the library often and have talked to the library's powers-that-be about this problem, but nothing has been done. I guess library goers are not as important as user of the senior center. The rails would actually help seniors to access the library.
Helene Plotkin December 04, 2013 at 11:41 AM
I also believe the library is non-compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The library should have rails installed to give handicapped users access to the library. The paths leading to the main floor should have walking rails. Helene Plotkin

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