Officials Receive Briefing On Rahway River Basin Study

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WESTFIELD – On Wednesday, Jan. 9,  local mayors, state officials and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-07) to discuss the status of the Rahway River Basin feasibility study currently underway by the Corps.

During the meeting, Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Union Mayor Clifton People, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Garwood Mayor Pat Quattrochi and Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen received a briefing from the Army Corps of Engineers, state officials and Lance about the status of the study. The Seventh District lawmaker, who arranged the meeting, also pledged his strong support for the project and updated the group on several actions he has already taken to support the towns flood control needs.

“I was pleased to join with several mayors and the Army Corps of Engineers to discuss flood control needs in the Seventh District,” said Lance. “During the meeting, I impressed upon the Army Corps of Engineers and state officials that the Rahway River Basis feasibility study is important to me, my constituents and urgently needs to be completed to protect residents in Cranford, Springfield, Union, Garwood, Millburn and others in the Rahway River Basin.”

Haimoff praised Lance for organizing the meeting for local officials. “I am most appreciative to Congressman Lance for bringing the Army Corps of Engineers and the mayors together to discuss resolutions for controlling the Rahway River,” she said. “I believe progress was made and understanding enhanced.”

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