(HARRISBURG) – Community and economic development projects across Pike and Wayne counties will receive some assistance from the state in the form of grants totaling more than $1 million. Local leaders worked with Senator Lisa Baker (R- Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Representative Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Representative Rosemary Brown (R-Pike/Monroe), and Representative Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) to advance proposals to improve water and sewer systems, replace aging infrastructure, purchase necessary emergency and maintenance equipment, and expand or renovate community buildings. Awarded on a competitive basis, funding was made available through the Local Share Account program, which makes public interest, community improvement, and economic development investments.
“Area officials voiced their needs and assembled some quality projects to help our communities improve operations and enhance the quality of life for residents,” Senator Lisa Baker said. “Our collaborative efforts and advocacy continue to benefit our region.”
“LSA grants support a variety of important needs in our local communities,” Representative Jonathan Fritz said. “This grant program provides a significant savings to the municipalities and allows for projects such as road maintenance, community building improvements and other essential maintenance of our townships and boroughs to be completed.”
“The LSA grants are established by our gaming revenues, and I am pleased the dollars are returned to our area,” Representative Rosemary Brown said. “I support these grant projects that are extremely helpful to aid our communities in revitalization, improvements, job creation and more.”
“I am so grateful the following projects I supported have received funding,” Representative Mike Peifer said. “I know these grants will help rebuild infrastructure and facilities and serve our communities for years to come.”
The grants and projects are as follows:
- Dreher Township, Wayne County – $175,000 for renovations to the Greene Dreher Volunteer Fire Association fire house.
- Dyberry Township, Wayne County – $80,000 for a new township truck to provide road maintenance.
- Greater Honesdale Partnership, Wayne County – $175,000 for Phase II completion of the downtown Honesdale revitalization plan.
- Hawley Borough, Wayne County – $80,000 for the Hawley Borough Municipal Infrastructure Project, including pavement updates along Church Street.
- Lake Township, Wayne County – $80,000 for new residential flow meters for the South Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority and the Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association.
- Lebanon Township, Wayne County – $125,000 for Phase II construction of a salt shed for additional storage of road maintenance materials.
- Lehigh Township, Wayne County – $79,580 for fire house improvements, including installation of a new generator and heating and cooling system.
- Milford Borough, Pike County – $71,149 for Milford Borough Hall renovations, including replacement of the roof, heating, hot water and air-conditioning system
- Pike County Economic Development Authority, Pike County – $150,000 for renovations and a new heating system at the Pike County Historical Society and Museum.
- Preston Township, Wayne County – $65,959 for improvements to the municipal building to enable year-round use.
- Prompton Borough, Wayne County – $174,262 for repairing two roads and replacing two culverts within the Borough.
- Westfall Township, Pike County – $100,000 for the Delaware Valley School District central sewer connection project.
Kate Flessner (Senator Baker) email@example.com
Jordan Garrett (Representative Fritz) Jngarrett@pahousegop.com
Katie Park (Representative’s Brown and Peifer) Kpark@pahousegop.com