By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The City Council approved a request to accept Dicenzo Boulevard as a public way with various easements at its Nov. 16 meeting. Ward 7 City Councilor Donald Landers reported that the city’s Planning Board had voted in agreement with the proposal and urged its approval.
The Indian Development Corporation, also known as Fafard Real Estate, has completed work in the area on various sheds, fences and other items associated with a pedestrian access easement and 20-acre parcel that connects with Callahan State Park.
In other business, at the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant, councilors accepted with appreciation two grants of $5,000 each from Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) awarded to the City’s Police Department and Fire Department. In reporting the award from DCU to the mayor, Chief of Police Mark F. Leonard said the funds will be used to supplement various programs and units and equipment needs. Fire Chief Kevin J. Breen said the grant will be used for information technology upgrades.
A third grant received by the Council on Aging for $59,880 from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, an annual grant given based on population, was also approved by the council.
“This essential funding will allow our Council on Aging to provide classes, transportation, programmatic, administrative support as well as additional enrichment opportunities for our seniors,” stated Patricia Pope, executive director of the Council on Aging and Senior Center.