HERKIMER — Herkimer County HealthNet is collaborating with the village of Mohawk on several health and safety projects through a Local IMPACT grant from the state Department of Health, the agency announced Monday.
With the Local IMPACT grant, HealthNet provided the village with funding to repaint more than 70 village crosswalks and pedestrian signals.
“By adding fresh paint we can enhance the visibility of the crosswalks to drivers, and also encourage pedestrians to utilize them,” Elyse Enea, program coordinator for HealthNet, said in a news release.
In addition to the improved crosswalks, HealthNet also provided tick awareness signage for two community parks. The signs contain information on how to avoid tick bites as well as the various deer tick sizes to allow park goers to identify the insects should they encounter one.
The tick information signs were installed to coincide with the time when ticks are most active, which is from late spring to early autumn.
“These are important actions that will increase pedestrian safety, and we appreciate working with Herkimer County HealthNet on this initiative,” Mohawk Department of Public Works Supervisor Mike Shedd said in the news release.
Herkimer County HealthNet works with HeatheConnections to implement the Local IMPACT grant programs in the county.