The Authority’s objective is to support the County and the municipalities and other entities within the County, providing financial and management assistance. The Authority strives to improve the quality of life for the residents of
What is the MCIA?
If you live or work in Middlesex County, you come in contact with the Middlesex County Improvement Authority every day, even though you may not realize it.
The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders created the MCIA in 1990 to serve as a catalyst for a wide variety of programs designed to improve the quality of life in our municipalities and throughout the County.
Today, the MCIA operates the County recycling program, runs four public golf courses in East Brunswick, Plainsboro and Piscataway and manages Roosevelt Care Center. In 2008, the Capital Equipment and Improvement Program was created to finance both equipment and capital improvements, and this program is now offered annually.
Through its bonding authority, the MCIA finances major infrastructure improvements, like the Raritan Center overpass in Edison, and the construction of large County facilities, like the Youth Detention Center in North Brunswick. Thanks to the Countys strong bond rating, the MCIA obtains this financing at very low interest rates, which means that these important projects can be undertaken without increasing County taxes.
We finance equipment and capital improvements for municipalities, saving local taxpayers millions of dollars in interest rates. This helps Middlesex County cities and towns buy equipment like police cars, ambulances, computers and dump trucks and launch their own improvement initiatives at a much lower cost.
We perform technical reviews and legal negotiations for the Middlesex County Open Space Trust Fund, which purchases property needed to protect our endangered woodlands and wetlands and increase the size of our parks and recreation areas. Since the fund was established in 1995, more than 7,700 acres of land have been saved from development.
We also remediate and redevelop property, particularly older, abandoned industrial sites along the riverfront. This creates desirable new locations for businesses, and provides new parks and waterfront recreation access for people.
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