On Wednesday, five white vans arrived at the Summit Avenue office to remove computers from the HCIA offices.
The HCIA is an autonomous agency that has lended money over the years to municipalities for their projects. It also oversees countywide recycling, transportation, affordable housing and other services, and has used its bonding power to help fund large projects such as the golf course and recently parking facilities for the Red Bull Stadium in Kearny. Loans from the HCIA have helped various municipalities deal with budget shortfalls, such as the acquisition by the HCIA of public buildings in Union City and Bayonne over the last decade.
The county is currently constructing a golf course at Lincoln Park in Jersey City adjacent to Route 440. The work, which has been underway for more than a year, has included the demolition of buildings that formerly housed the Sheriff’s Department and other operations off Duncan Avenue.
The investigation, sources say, could also involve questions about the bonds sold to pay for the project.