JIM THORPE – State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and Rep. Doyle Hefley (R-Carbon) today announced that 13 Carbon County projects will receive $848,000 in state grants through the Monroe County Local Share Account.
“Investments in community development, economic development and our public safety infrastructure improve the quality of life for every Carbon County resident,” Yudichak said.
Yudichak and Heffley worked together to secure the funding which will benefit local communities.
“I am pleased that the state is investing in the development of Carbon County and our regional economy with these critical grant dollars,” Heffley said. “This funding will support a variety of community improvement projects that will enhance our infrastructure, public safety and overall quality of life.”
The following projects in Carbon County were approved for funding this morning:
– Bowmanstown Borough will receive $215,000 to provide a second access road for emergency vehicles between the Meadowcrest subdivision and the rest of the borough.
– Summit Hill Borough will receive $100,000 at the request of the Summit Hill Heritage Center. The funding will help with building improvements and repairs in order to bring the building up to code.
– Beaver Meadows Borough will receive $78,000 to replace the current deteriorating sewer main, which will also allow for further development of the borough.
– Bowmanstown Borough will receive $78,000 on behalf of the Bowmanstown Fire Department to replace their outdated brush truck.
– Lansford Borough will receive $58,000 at the request of the American Fire Co. No. 1. The funding will be used for the purchase of a generator and exhaust removal system that will enhance safety within the building.
– Blue Mountain Health System will receive $50,000 at the request of the Carbon County Redevelopment Authority for the purchase and installation of a new diesel powered generator to ensure patient safety during a power outage.
– Carbon County will receive $50,000 to replace outdated electrical panels and fire alarm equipment at the Carbon County Railroad Station/Visitor’s Center.
– Kidder Township will receive $50,000 at the request of the Albrightsville Fire Company. The funding will upgrade their Self Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment.
– Weatherly Borough will receive $43,000 for the purchase of a police vehicle that will assist in the continued safety of the community.
– Beaver Meadows will receive $38,000 for the purchase of a SUV police cruiser that will assist in the continued safety of the community.
– Banks Township will receive $37,000 for a snow removal truck that will help with community safety.
– Jim Thorpe Borough will receive $36,000 for the purchase of a police cruiser that will assist in the continued safety of the community.
– Packer Township will receive $15,000 to make improvements to their community park, including the purchase of playground and picnic equipment.