Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Boscola: $1.9M grants for LV projects

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced state funding totaling $1,884,622 for projects in the Lehigh Valley through the Local Share Account – Northampton & Lehigh Counties.

“I’m pleased to announce the approval of these funds to help expedite important projects that will improve the quality of life and increase community safety throughout the Lehigh Valley,” Boscola said. “The ability for the state to provide needed funding to our local governments through these grants is another demonstration of the positive impact that gaming has had in our Commonwealth.”

Boscola said she was pleased to work with her colleagues in Harrisburg to secure the state funds, approved by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, for investment in the following projects in the 18th Senatorial District:

• Bethlehem Township: $40,000 for the purchase of a fire utility truck and $39,783 for police vehicles;

• City of Bethlehem: $75,000 for Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course improvements;

• Freemansburg Borough: $51,192 for its Streets Maintenance Program;

• Glendon Borough: $80,000 for Berger Road Stormwater Management and Road Improvements

• Greater Easton Development Corporation: $15,000 for its Easton Murals Project;

• Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation: $176,000 for the Northampton Community College Culinary Upgrade project;

• Lower Saucon Township: $47,239 for the Lower Saucon Seidersville Hall remodel;

• Northampton Borough: $56,867 for a Tomcar Fire/Transport Rescue Vehicle;

• Palmer Township: $50,000 for a Suburban EMS Ambulance;

• Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem: $25,000 for the Bethlehem Steelworkers Veterans Memorial Relocation Phase 2;

• Stockertown Borough: $17,500 for police equipment upgrades;

• Tatamy Borough: $15,000 for security and safety upgrades;

• West Easton Borough: $46,091 for Phase II of its Public Works Garage;

• Whitehall Township: $69,622 for the Whitehall Parkway Pavilion;

• Whitehall Township Industrial and Commercial Development Authority: $26,590 for the Hokendauqua Historic Preservation District Site Survey

• Lehigh and Northampton counties: $501,500

The Northampton and Lehigh Counties Local Share Account (LSA) was established by the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. The funds are generated by the state’s gaming facilities and may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The grants were approved by the state Commonwealth Financing Authority in Harrisburg.

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