Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that Keansburg, New Jersey will be receiving more than $1.47 million in federal funding to repair or replace the city's police station that was damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in Congress.
"These grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still face as communities across the state continue to recover from Sandy," said Congressman Pallone. "These funds will help Keansburg rebuild their police station and provide a safe work environment for the officers who protect and serve our community. I am grateful that FEMA recognizes the importance of these ongoing recovery efforts in New Jersey."
This allocation provides $ 1,471,486.50 in federal funding to Keansburg to demolish and replace portions of the city's police station that were damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The list of damages include 5,505 square feet of paneling, 3,258 square feet of insulation, 3,993 square feet of sheet rock, 2,800 square feet of ceiling tiles, 2,239 square feet of hardwood flooring, 234.65 square yards of carpet, 5 restroom stalls and facilities, a water heater, 8 baseboard heaters, an air conditioner, an oil furnace and boiler. The work to be completed also includes cleaning and treating 2,772 square feet of bathroom floors and walls, removing 320 square feet of asbestos floor tile and mold, pressure washing 1,746 square feet of concrete block walls, painting 6,299 square feet of walls, and removing and replacing all damaged electrical feeders, switches, and lights.