By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The city of Marlborough’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has received two state grants, totaling $45,400. The first award for $19,100.00 from the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection comes from the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program and will be utilized for the purchase of recycling containers and related public educational materials.
The Mass. Department of Energy Resources grant for $26,300 is designated to fund the replacement of the boiler at the Millham Water Treatment Plant, Mayor Arthur Vigeant stated in a communication presented to the City Council at the Dec. 15 meeting. Councilors unanimously accepted the grants, the conditions of which will be carried out by DPW Commissioner John Ghiloni.
In other business, councilors accepted the recommendation of the Finance Committee to transfer $1,356,628 from the Undesignated Funds account for DPW, and police and emergency management departments equipment. Among the items being updated are the automated external defibrillators which are used throughout the city. They are currently installed in several city buildings including City Hall, the Walker Building, the public library, schools, the DPW headquarters, the Council on Aging Senior Center, and Jericho Hill. Smaller size units are also installed on police motorcycles.