Woodbine to Hold Public Hearing to Discuss Small Cities Grant Application

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WOODBINE, N.J. – Officials from the Borough of Woodbine will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 7, to review the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to get public input on a 2020 Small Cities application by the Borough.

Woodbine is looking into the Small Cities application for $400,000 to create an Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)-compliant playground facilities at Eco-Park.

“Woodbine has in the past been the proud, and appreciative, recipient of Small Cities funding to carry out a wide range of projects that benefit our community,” Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky said. “With community input and support, we are hopeful that this year’s application will again be favorably reviewed.”

Funding from the Small Cities grant will be used along with Open Space funding.

The Borough will propose to enhance the design of the Woodbine Open Space Eco-Park. The new enhancements will make the playground all-inclusive and will provide accessibility to those with all types of disabilities under “Jake’s Law.”

The public hearing will not only allow residents to comment and make recommendations, but it will also allow officials to explain federal and state guidelines and to review eligible and proposed program activities.

The Small Cities Program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.