Nearly six months after the West New York Board of Commissioners were unable to find a fourth vote to bond for around four million dollars in order to renovate three fields including Miller Stadium, the measure was passed at last week’s meeting.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
One week ago, the commissioners unanimously approved (5-0) the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the town to install a new drainage and turf playing system at Miller Stadium, Patricia McEldowney Field will also receive turf and Centennial Field will receive improvements that include adding security cameras.
â€œOur parks have been severely neglected in recent years, denying our children and all residents the open space and recreational opportunities they deserve,â€ Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.
â€œWe had an opportunity to right that wrong earlier this year, but unfortunately politics got in the way and the former mayor blocked these much-needed improvements. Iâ€™m proud that one of our new administrationâ€™s first acts is investing in our community and our youth while fixing that profound mistake.â€
Furthermore, these improvements will be made at no cost to West New York taxpayers and will be funded by County of Hudson and State of New Jersey grants secured.
â€œOur children are our communityâ€™s future, and I canâ€™t wait to see these parks be rebuilt to suit their needs and give all of them places to play, learn, and grow,â€ added Parks and Public Property Commissioner Victor Barrera.
â€œWest New York residents deserve these kinds of community amenities and our entire team is committed to delivering on our promise to move our town forward with actions like this.â€