For the past few years, the borough of River Edge has applied for Community Development Block Grants from Bergen County to cover the costs for the Senior Bus Driver and Dispatcher salaries. This year, the borough is looking to once again apply for the same grants and look for a third option.
The borough has received in the past $14,500 for the bus driver's salary and $4,300 for the dispatcher's. The overall driver's salary is $30,000 and the dispatcher receives $10,000 annually.
The third application in the past has gone to an ADA circulation desk for the Library and new ADA doors to Borough Hall.
"My recommendation is to look at an application for the bus driver salary and wages, the dispatcher's salary and wages and senior activities," Borough Administrator Alan Negreann said.
The borough has until October 1 to make a final decision on what applications to submit for the Community Development Block grant.