Woodbine is getting a $3 million federal grant that will be applied to the municipal airport. Woodbine officials announced that the federal funding will pay for improvements to Taxiway B at the airport. That area has not been rehabilitated since the 1980s.
Woodbine has received another $1.8 million grant and loan for upgrades to its water treatment plant. This brings the total grant funding to $4 million for the project. The last major upgrades to the plant were made back in the 1980s.
A former football star who grew up in Woodbine has passed away after a battle of cancer. Anthony “Bubba” Green passed away on Friday at the age of 61. He was a sixth round draft pick of the then Baltimore Colts in 1981.
Woodbine will be hosting a solar farm on a local landfill. Borough officials announced that a letter of intent has been signed that will result in the solar farm and a new revenue stream for Woodbine. The project is being developed by Nexamp.
Funeral services will be held Saturday in Woodbine for former Woodbine Councilman Joseph Schweibinz. Schweibinz passed away earlier this week at the age of 82. Services will be held at St. Casimir Church, with a viewing starting at 9:00am.
Woodbine has introduced a budget with no increase in the local municipal tax. This is the 29th consecutive year that Woodbine has been able to balance its budget with no additional taxation. This year’s budget totals $2.5 million.
Woodbine is receiving a $200,000 state grant for the partial reconstruction of Sumner Avenue. Officials announced today that the grant is coming from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for street and stormwater work along that roadway.
Firemen were able to douse a house fire that started in the basement inside a home on Head of the River Road in Belleplain. The fire started late Tuesday night and was responded to by local fire districts. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Woodbine is getting $400,000 in grant funding for various sidewalk and curb construction work. The money is coming from a state program that provides funding for better accessibility to those with disabilities. Some of the funds will be applied near the school complex.
Woodbine Mayor William Pickolycky will be sworn in for his eighth term as mayor during the Borough’s reorganization meeting to be held on January 3d. Also to be sworn in office will incumbent council members Michael Benson and Joseph Johnson III. The meeting will be held at 7:30pm.