CARTERET — The Borough has acquired three new sidewalk sweeping vehicles, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership (CBP) have announced.
The Carteret Business Partnership provided grant funding for two Tennent ATLV 4300 vacuum trucks that will be used primarily for the cleaning of the borough’s commercial corridors, while a new Green Machine Model 636 will help with the maintenance of its sidewalks and parks walkways.
The CBP operates as a private-sector non-profit organization established through a municipal ordinance, providing legislative powers to a District Management Corporation (DMC) comprised of local business leaders and investors, who in turn fund improvements to Carteret’s business districts.
The “Carteret Business Partnership,” was established in 2003. Since then its Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers, has initiated a range of streetscape improvements, business startup programs, and emergency service equipment upgrades. Since its inception the SID has allocated $5 million towards commercial streetscape enhancements, with over $400,000 provided to emergency service departments.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong business community,” Reiman said, “that has shared ideas and strategies for improving Carteret, and the quality of our public services. I’m sure many of the local enhancements we will see this year will be owed in no small part to the Carteret Business Partnership, which has recognized the demands placed on these services in this fast-paced urban community, along with the kind of equipment needed to provide the best possible maintenance. This is a great example of progress achieved through the teamwork of the public and private sectors.”
“When it comes to keeping Carteret beautiful,” Carteret Business Partnership Chairman Mark Hruska added, “we believe we’re all in it together. The addition of these maintenance vehicles to our fleet will allow us to continue in our efforts to keep our public areas inviting, for both residents and businesses.”
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