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Borough of Carteret Office of the Mayor Memorial Municipal Building 61 Cooke Avenue Carteret, New Jersey 07008

PRSRT STD U.S Postage PAID Permit No. 136 Carteret, N.J.

Special Notice for Carteret Seniors

Mayor Daniel J. Reiman

and the

Borough Council

have established a "Senior Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program"

Borough of Carteret

DANIEL J. REIMAN

MAYOR

Dear Neighbor: I am pleased to announce that using federal C.D.B.G. grant funds, we will be able to continue our Senior Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program for 2008. The Carteret Borough Council working in conjunction with Carteret's Community Development Board has allocated funds with the specific purpose of increasing the accessibility of our sidewalks for seniors and residents with physical disabilities. Approximately $17,000 has been set aside to allow for scattered site replacement of standard sidewalk pieces. It is expected that up to 113 "cakes" will be approved for the alteration, and that Carteret will become more accommodating for the elderly and physically impaired than ever before. Each standard piece will be specified to 4' X 4' and will meet ADA standards. Approved applications will entitle the recipient to a maximum of 2 cakes. Enclosed is the corresponding application. I hope that all of our senior residents who are in need of new sidewalks will take advantage of this unique program. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Borough Council for their support of this Senior Sidewalk program.

"Working Together to Build a Better Carteret"

Warmest Regards,

Daniel J. Reiman

Mayor

Office of the Mayor Municipal Memorial Building 61 Cooke Avenue Carteret, NJ 07008 Tel (732) 541-3801 Fax (732) 541-4989 E-Mail [email protected]

Borough of Carteret

Mayor Daniel J. Reiman

and the Borough Council

are pleased to continue the

"Senior Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program"

Application Form

Block: ____________________ Lot: _____________________ Phone: ___________

Name : ______________________________________________________ Residence: ______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________ Certification of Eligibility: I certify that I am the legal owner and principle resident (owner occupied) of the above identified dwelling as of January 1, 2008, and that I am age 65 on or before December 31, 2008 and/or mobility-impaired, and that property taxes and sewer fees are paid to date. Did you participate in in this program in the past? YES ___ NO ____ If you participated in the Senior Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program in the past, you may still be eligible to participate this year.

Homeowner's Signature: __________________________________

Date: ____________________

This form can be filed at the Memorial Municipal Building, 61 Cooke Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008. Funding will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Past participants are eligible to participate in the 2008 program once 1st time recipients have been awarded. Qualifying seniors and mobility impaired residents can receive a maximum of two standard 4'x4' sidewalk "cakes" or pad sections.

Please contact the Mayor's Office at 732-541-3801 with any questions.

Forms available at the Mayor's Office. For questions concerning this form, contact the Memorial Municipal Building at 732-541-3801. Mail-ins may be sent to:

Office of the Mayor Memorial Municipal Building 61 Cooke Avenue Carteret, New Jersey 07008 ATTN: Senior Sidewalk Replacement

Senior Citizen Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program

As part of Mayor Daniel J. Reiman's continuing effort to maintain safe and convenient access for Carteret's Seniors and handicapped residents, C.D.B.G. funding has been allocated to implement scattered site sidewalk replacements to facilitate access to pedestrian thoroughfares. Seniors and Handicapped residents will be encouraged to submit an application to have damaged sidewalks in their neighborhood altered to meet ADA standards. The Community Development Board has determined that the funding will allow for some 113 standard slab blocks to be adapted to accommodate area residents. The end result will be a town that is as accessible for its venerable seniors as it is for other pedestrians. Mayor Reiman has stated, "We as an administration have always taken great pride in the diversity that is Carteret. There is no reason why our handicapped citizens and seniors should be an exception. They are our parents and grandparents, and most importantly our heritage, and should be able to enjoy our public spaces with as much ease as other residents." "Sidewalk Rehabilitation" applications must be completed and filed with the Office of the Mayor. Qualifying applicants are entitled to up to two "cakes" or corresponding sidewalk pads.

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