Lawmakers announce LSA grants exceeding $ 12 million

WILKES-BARRE – Local state lawmakers announced on Tuesday that more than $ 12.5 million in Local Sharing Account (LSA) grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) have been awarded to applicants in communities that they serve.

Representatives Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, Aaron Kaufer, R-Kingston, Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township and Les Senators John Yudichak, I-Swoyersville, Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, John Gordner, R-Berwick and Marty Flynn, D-Scranton, said that although distribution has been delayed over the past year, recognition of these critical projects with large grants are spectacular news for the people of Luzerne County.

Given the financial challenges facing communities, school districts, and nonprofits across the region as a result of the pandemic, lawmakers said these grants would ensure critical security, infrastructure and projects are completed. quality of life.

The funding announced today by the CFA covers the period 2019 and 2020.

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Yudichak said, “The entire Lucerne County Legislative Delegation continues to work together to help our communities as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and today’s funding announcement. by CFA will strengthen their efforts to advance these important projects. “

The list of funded projects includes:

Town of Wilkes Barre

– $ 322,880 to repair Wilkes-Barre town hall.

– $ 52,000 for the Volunteers in Medicine Phase II initiative to increase access to care.

– $ 188,500 for Phase II of the FM Kirby Center HVAC upgrades and automated entry doors for people with disabilities.

– $ 101,280 for renovations to the Wyoming Valley Art League building,

– $ 112,000 for the Haven Home permanent supportive housing program.

– $ 22,000 to improve the parking lot at the Children’s Services Center.

– $ 84,894 for the Wyoming Valley Challenger Baseball fencing project.

– $ 74,974 for the YMCA Wilkes-Barre safety and security project.

– $ 32,500 for the Wilkes-Barre Connect command center.

– $ 100,000 for the county of SHINE Luzerne.

– $ 25,000 to improve the virtual programming of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.

– $ 254,958 for Sherman Street Properties, LLC – business center improvements.

Hanover Canton

– Funding of $ 250,000 has been provided for the Solomon Creek Interceptor – Phase 3 project, which will rehabilitate 560 feet of the Solomon Creek interceptor along the Ferry Road.

– $ 135,878 for the Lower South Valley COG municipal fueling station.

– $ 15,371 for the Lower South Valley COG screen for the composting facility.

Township of the Plains

– Funding of $ 389,350 has been provided to renovate the Fox Hill No. 2 Fire Hall. This will include renovations such as roof and window replacement and upgrades to the HVAC system, lighting and from the building floor.

– $ 230,350 to renovate the Fox Hill # 2 fire station.

– $ 159,000 for improvements to Fire Hall # 2 in Plains Township.

Town of Hazleton

– $ 244,176 for the Pennsylvania Theater of Performing Arts.

– $ 449,125 for the Town of Hazleton street improvement project.

– $ 300,000 for the renovation of the Hazleton YWCA swimming pool and wellness center.

– $ 20,966 for Hazleton City Regional Airport for equipment.

– $ 327,895 for the Hazleton area public library – St. Paul’s Stabilization Phase 1.

– $ 57,000 for the Hazleton Active Adult Center.

– $ 293,000 for town hall improvements.

Town of Pittston

– $ 300,000 for electrical upgrades and lighting at the Pittston area stadium.

– $ 130,661 for the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association for an ambulance reassembly.

– $ 139,000 for municipal equipment.

– $ 32,000 for the technological upgrade project.

– $ 178,308 for the equipment of the Grand Pittston composting facility.

– $ 250,000 in support of the Grand Pittston Landbank.

City of Nanticoke

– $ 650,000 for the Nanticoke area high school stadium project.

– $ 500,000 for the demolition of 102-198 East Washington Street.

Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority

$ 40,000 for the modernization of the Finch Technology plant.

– $ 246,300 for the construction of the 911 tower in Luzerne County.

– $ 50,000 for the Allied Service Center Qualified Nursing Center project.

– $ 350,000 to advance the new Luzerne County Transportation Authority facility in Wilkes-Barre.

Borough of West Pittston

– $ 75,000 for the West Pittston Borough 2020 roadway improvement project.

– $ 20,000 for the West Pittston Utility / Fire Command Vehicle.

– $ 25,000 for the emergency operation and maintenance equipment project.

Township of Newport

– $ 72,830 for a 2020 Ford 550 dump truck with plow.

– $ 80,000 for a Police F150 cruiser.

– $ 250,000 for the rehabilitation of degraded properties.

Ashley Borough

– $ 126,637 for the town hall building improvement project.

– $ 23,365 for the Lokie Pavilion project.

– $ 85,052 for the Ashley borough flood protection project.

Laflin district

– $ 161,500 for pavement repairs at Oakwood and Fordham Drives.

– $ 150,000 for stormwater paving and Laflin MS4 roads.

– $ 48,354 for flood reduction on Laflin Road.

Laurel Run Borough

– $ 72,000 for the DPW pole barn.

– $ 47,626 for the backhoe loader.

Township of Jenkins

– $ 110,000 for the renovation of the police station.

– $ 150,000 for the equipment needed to repair and maintain storm sewers.

Township of Fairview

– $ 200,000 for phase 1 of the infrastructure improvement project

– $ 47,513 for a police SUV.

– $ 120,000 for the replacement of the dale driver culvert.

Borough of Hughestown

– $ 150,000 for the roadway / parking improvement project.

– $ 115,000 for Hughestown Police Department vehicles.

Township of Wilkes Barre

– $ 300,000 for the south door.

– $ 73,439 for the replacement of the roof of the municipal building in the township of Wilkes-Barre.

Western Wyoming Borough

– $ 75,000 for the West Wyoming Municipal Building renovation project.

– $ 100,000 for the municipal building project for the West Wyoming borough.

Bear Creek

– $ 92,000 for the Meadow Run Mountain Lake playground project.

– $ 150,000 for the construction of a consolidated township office and a public works building.

Bear Creek Village Borough – $ 175,000 for security enhancements in 2019.

Other projects

Lawyer Borough, $ 336,160 for a new building for the Avoca fire department.

Borough of Edwardsville – $ 100,000 for the DPW garage in the Borough of Edwardsville Phase 2.

Borough of Exeter – $ 100,000 to renovate the Wyoming Area School District tennis courts.

Township of Hazle – $ 70,791 to the Hazle Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company for the purchase of a new pickup truck.

Lucerne district – $ 200,000 for the 2020 expansion program of the Luzerne district police.

Plymouth Borough – $ 366,666 for the improvement of the landscape of Main Street Plymouth and storm water.

Sugar Notch Borough – $ 112,186 for the purchase of two new vehicles for the police service and the road / buildings and land services.

Borough of Swoyersville – $ 45,000 for police cars in the district of Swoyersville.

Warrior Run Borough – $ 110,493 for an infrastructure project.

Wyoming Borough – $ 200,000 for the 2021 Wyoming Borough Street Improvement Project.

Borough of Yatesville – $ 282,650 for the playground improvement project.

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