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Union City secures $11 million for Palisade Ave. project

Mayor Stack has been working to secure funding for such projects

Union City Mayor Brian Stack secured the funding for the project.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a beautification project in Union City continues to move forward.

Mayor Brian Stack gave an update on the project in a July letter to the community.

“I hope this note finds you in good health. As you have noticed the Palisade Avenue beautification continues north of 14th Street on Palisade Avenue,” Stack said.

Installation of decorative lights and trees continues from 2nd Street to 14th Street on Palisade Ave. Once this is done, a decision will be made on when milling and paving will take place later this fall or next year, according to Mayor Stack.

Marking history

Stack also highlighted a new aspect of the beautification project, the granite markers on the northern/ southern corners of Palisade Ave.

“These markers bear the original names of our city streets,” Stack said. “I thought it would be a nice touch to include some of our citiy’s history with our improvements.”

Stack has been looking for funding for these projects.

“The entire project along Palisade Avenue and Paterson Plank Road to 49th Street will cost close to $11 million,” Stack said. “This is all possible due to grants that I was able to secure for our city.”

Stack is asking residents for their help to maintain the sidewalks, streets, trees, and decorative lights.

“It doesn’t matter if you live, rent or do not even live on Palisade Avenue, as a community we should want to keep our city clean and take care of it,” Stack said. “Again I ask that we take care of our community and show it the love it deserves.”

Residents may call Stack “anytime, 7 days a week” for any questions or further information.

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