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Mayors to Sign Letter Urging Christie to Fund Flood Projects

Group wants support for South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, Lenape Park and Robinson Branch water storage projects.

The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control has been active talking to local legislators about improvements to river infrastructure and flood mitigation projects. And now, the group will focus on Gov. Christie's response to the matter.

Recently, the group met with Congressman Leonard Lance to discuss the status of an Army Corps. of Engineers study. On the Thursday, members of the group will gather to sign a letter to Christie to urge "the acceleration of funding for the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, Lenape Park and Robinson Branch storage projects," according to Cranford's Dan Aschenbach.

Members of the group include Millburn Mayor Sandra Haimoff, Springfield Mayor David Amlen, Union Mayor Clifton People, Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen, Garwood Mayor Pat Quattrochi and Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen.

The letter signing will take place at the Cranford Community Center at 7p.m.

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