Union City approves shared services agreement with county for DPW facilities

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The Union City Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a five-year shared services agreement with Hudson County that will allow their department of public works to use two county facilities in Jersey City.

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The Union City Department of Public Works building on 27th Street, which has numerous holes in the roof, was ordered to be vacated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) back in February.

At least a month ago, the city erected tents at a state-owned property on 5th Street and Paterson Plank Road for DPW employees to temporarily work out of.

When addressing a question from longtime resident Larry Price, Stack clarified that the new facilities would be located on Hoboken Avenue and Academy Street, both in Jersey City.

Also during the public portion of the meeting, Stack noted that the shared services agreement with the county is for a five-year term.

Back in October, County Executive Tom DeGise exclusively told Hudson County View that county resources would help the Union City DPW get through the winter months.