By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Mayor Arthur P. Vigeant informed the City Council at its Nov. 2 meeting that the city has received approval of grants totaling $20,000 from the state’s Cultural Council and its Emergency Management Agency.
According to Donald Cusson, emergency management director, the $9,460 grant will be used to “reprogram 20 public safety radios so they are flashed to accept the local public safety frequencies for mutual aid in our region.”
Cusson said this will enable the city’s public safety personnel to communicate more effectively with state police and other local communities during emergencies.
The $10,600 grant appropriation from the state’s Cultural Council will be used for “the support of worthy arts, humanities, music, and youth-based initiatives throughout our community,” stated Vigeant in his communication to the council.
Each year the local Cultural Council invites residents participating in a project intended to improve the quality of life in the community to apply for funding for their project. Among recipients of previous grant allocations were Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, Ghost Light Players of MetroWest, Hudson Area Arts Alliance, and the Marlborough Historical Society.
Councilors unanimously accepted the grants.