"I spoke with Mr. Aubertine myself," village Clerk Sandra A. Warren said Tuesday. "And I was floored. I didn't know what to say. It's amazing. It's just wonderful."According to Mrs. Warren, the village has received a letter of notification through Sen. Aubertine's office from the state Dormitory Authority.
"As part of their Regional Economic Development Program," Mrs. Warren said, "we received $1,467,000, even, in grant funding for the village sewer treatment plant upgrade."
Andrew G. Mangione, communications director for Mr. Aubertine, said the senator and the village have been working hand in hand to secure the grant.
"The senator has been working to move this project forward, to make much needed improvements to the village's infrastructure. The necessary paperwork is in the pipeline and the senator is pleased to have worked with the village to secure this funding," Mr. Mangione said.
The grant does not ensure the entire sewer and wastewater project for Morristown is a go, but it helps, according to municipal officials.
"We're still looking for additional funding," Mrs. Warren said. The village and town have been filing joint applications to help fund an approved upgrade to the sewer and wastewater processing facilities in Morristown.Read more from the WDT