HARRISBURG – Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to the 32nd Senatorial District.
“Seven grants that will prevent flooding, enhance recreational opportunities and improve wastewater service were approved for the 32nd District today,” Stefano said. “I appreciate the work so many people did to acquire these competitive grants, and I’m glad I was able to also play a part in redirecting the money back to the district.”
Boswell Borough received $205,000 for stormwater infrastructure improvements along Allegheny Street, Hower Avenue and Ohio Street. It will increase the capacity of the sewer system to prevent future flooding along Allegheny Street.
Point Marion Borough received $63,000 to renovate and upgrade the existing playground and recreation area at Point Marion Borough Community Park. It will replace athletic field bleacher equipment, installation of shade areas and field house restroom renovations to become ADA-compliant along with two message boards to keep the community informed of upcoming events and park notices.
Brownsville Borough received $62,438 to rehabilitate and expand the Brownsville Riverside Wharf boat docks to allow for additional vessels to dock, continue fishing and improve the overall appearance of the wharf. It will also be used to repair and extend the floating boat docks, install piling poles and repair signage on the wall.
Saltlick Township received $24,629 to resurface a four-mile section of the Indian Creek Valley Trail. It was last surfaced nearly 20 years ago and currently has unsafe sections with exposed rocks and tree roots.
Redstone Township received $17,500 to revise its sewage plan to improve wastewater service along the U.S. Route 40 Corridor, form Lafayette Memorial Park to Stone Church Road.
Jefferson Township received $15,580 to revise its sewage plan so it will assess the feasibility of constructing a centralized sewage treatment plan and public collection system in the Village of Bakersville.
Wharton Township received $10,750 to revise its sewage plan and determine options for sewage to eliminate malfunctioning systems and wildcat sewers and determine the most cost-effective option for sewage in the township.
The projects were funded by the CFA, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.
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