Monroe County, PA – State Senator Mario Scavello announced today the award of state grants to area municipalities providing for municipal infrastructure and recreation projects. Funds for these grant programs are provided for largely through natural gas drilling fees paid to the Commonwealth’s Marcellus Legacy Fund, established through Act 13 of 2012.
The following Monroe County municipalities received funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s PA Small Water & Sewer grant program; Greenways, Trails & Recreation Program; and Flood Mitigation Program:
Delaware Water Gap Borough – funds to replace 480 linear feet of water service lines and a valve located within the Borough.
Borough of East Stroudsburg – funds to replace 1,200 linear feet of water service lines and replace an emergency generator for Well #3 in the Borough.
Middle Smithfield Township – funds to install 1,450 linear feet of sanitary sewer line, a pump station and other infrastructure along Mt. Nebo Road in the Township.
Tobyhanna Township – funds to develop a community public water supply system located at the Pocono Summit West area of the Township.
Smithfield Township – funds to extend a sanitary sewer system and construct an ADA accessible fishing pier at Waterfront Park in the Township.
Pocono Township – funds to rehabilitate a pedestrian bridge within TLC Park located in the Township.
Paradise Township – funds to complete repairs for the Lake Swiftwater Dam, upgrading the spillway and earthen dam to ensure downstream safety in the Township.
“Funds from these grant programs play a direct role in supporting municipal infrastructure projects critical for both attracting and retaining business and providing the highest quality water and sewage treatment to our area residents,” said Senator Scavello. “Further, greenways and recreation funding helps enhance the natural beauty and character of our region, providing increased recreational opportunities for residents of all abilities. I was pleased to support these important projects and balance the economic and recreational growth needs of our region.”
Senator Scavello noted that over $3.4 million was awarded to projects across the 40th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Monroe and Northampton counties.
Contact: Senator Mario Scavello