– Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today announced state grants totaling more than $1.6 million have been awarded to the 130th District for projects that will improve public safety and create additional recreational opportunities.
“Bringing these gaming dollars back to the district will help to defray costs that would have otherwise been passed along to residents in the form of fees or increased taxes,” Maloney said. “I am grateful to have played a part in securing this critical funding. These projects will improve quality of life in our communities.”
Bally Borough received $100,000 for improvements to Bally Community Park. Funds will be used for construction, purchase and installation of equipment and site amenities, engineering, and administrative costs. The project will transform the existing tennis court area into a basketball court and playground area. The playground area will consist of a four-person swing set, two-person swing set, sliding board and whirl-type equipment.
Topton Borough is receiving $189,225 to replace a sewage pumping station. The proposed project will replace the outdated sewage pumping station located along Washington Street.
Lyons Borough Municipal Authority received $29,260 to upgrade its current water system mapping system and conduct leak detection tests. The new system will reduce infrastructure failures and will allow the Authority to resolve leaks while they are small.
Ruscombmanor Township received $100,000 to improvements access for those with disabilities in Strauss Park. Proposed improvements include ADA access to pavilions, gazebos and ball fields; ADA compliant parking spaces; ADA upgrades at the ball fields including player benches/dugouts and bleachers; and other updates to the pavilions.
The Upper Hanover Authority is receiving $1 million to replace water lines in Hereford Township. The Upper Hanover Authority’s water main was installed in 1895 and is well beyond its 50-year useful life.
Fleetwood Borough received $225,000 for Phase II construction to stabilize and restore the Willow Creek streambank in Fleetwood Park. The project will involve stabilization, landscaping, tree removal, sediment removal and storm pipe replacement.
Funding for the projects is being provided through the Commonwealth Financing Authority
(CFA) Local Share Account
(LSA) program, which uses gaming revenue to support projects in the public interest across the Commonwealth.
The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
to administer the Commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.