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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • $1.3 million awarded to Wayne County communities

  • Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) today announced a total of nearly $1.3 million in state funding awarded to Wayne County communities under a grant program supported by proceeds of Commonwealth casinos.
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    – Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming) and Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) today announced a total of nearly $1.3 million in state funding awarded to Wayne County communities under a grant program supported by proceeds of Commonwealth casinos.
    The grants were awarded as follows:
    Canaan Township-$275,000 grant for new and upgraded equipment for the Waymart Area Authority’s wastewater treatment plant.
    Clinton Township-$300,000 grant for a sidewalk project along Route 247 from Browndale to Forest City.
    Dyberry Township-$95,000 grant for the repair and resurfacing of Watts Hill Road.
    Hawley Borough-$228,069 grant for repair and replacement of existing storm water mitigation facilities, installation of new storm water mitigation facilities and clearing of drainage ditches to protect against property damage.
    Lehigh Township-$88,000 grant for the construction and installation of 420 feet of under-drain concrete sidewalk and curbing in the Village of Gouldsboro.
    Mount Pleasant Township-$60,000 grant to pave the access and parking areas at the Pleasant Mount fire station.
    Sterling Township-$65,503 grant for construction of a pole barn to house a recycling center in the township.
    Paupack Township-$90,000 grant for improvements to the municipal complex, including the purchase and installation of a salt shed and pole barn, and paving the municipal building parking lot.
    Waymart Borough-$87,588 grant for construction of a 300-square-foot addition to the municipal building to create new office space and installment of a heat pump for climate control.
    This funding will go a long way toward helping these communities complete needed projects on their lists of desired improvements,” said Major.
    I’m pleased that in the 111th District, sidewalks in Clinton Township will increase pedestrian safety and provide easier access to Main Street businesses, while the paving project in Mount Pleasant will improve access and use of the fire station.
    All across Wayne County residents will benefit from this funding.”
    It is great to see this funding dedicated to initiatives to improve the public safety of our citizens and the quality of life in our communities,” Peifer said. “These are important investments in our future, and I am pleased we have been able to make good use of these gaming funds to benefit our citizens.”
    Page 2 of 2 - The grants were secured through the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act’s Local Share Account.
    The revenue is generated solely by the Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, and may be distributed among the five counties adjacent to Monroe County, including Wayne County.
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