By Stuart Foster, Contributing Writer
MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Police Department will use new grant funding to combat a variety of traffic enforcement issues, Police Chief David Giorgi wrote in a letter attached to a recent City Council agenda.
The City Council voted unanimously to approve a $34,995 grant for the Marlborough Police Department at their meeting on Oct. 18.
Giorgi wrote to Mayor Arthur Vigeant that the award, which is from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants & Research (OGR), is part of the Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Municipal Road Safety program.
Giorgi wrote that the funds will be used to focus on impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding and seatbelt violations.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for their continued support,” wrote Vigeant in his own letter to the City Council.
Giorgi also wrote that the grant funding will enable the purchase of more traffic safety equipment for the Police Department.