Fire company, water projects to benefit from state grants


LOCK HAVEN, Oct. 31 – A fire company and two local water projects are the beneficiaries of three separate state grants, state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, said today.


The South Renovo Fire Co., has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant to help pave a parking lot for the fire company’s new pavilion, add additional handicapped parking, and provide additional parking for the fire company and the senior center located in the fire company building.


“This paving project will be beneficial to the fire company, but also everyone in South Renovo who utilizes the new pavilion,” Hanna said. “Western Clinton County as a whole should be commended for its community spirit and hard work improving local services in our area.”


Another two grants were awarded to the Haines-Woodward Municipal Authority ($14,000) to assist with the drilling of a second well, and the Mountain Top Water Authority ($34,000) to repair and replace water lines.


“As we have seen over the last few years, maintaining our aging public water infrastructure is ongoing and critical for the well-being of our communities,” Hanna said. “We need to find as much state aid as possible to improve reliability, and I am glad these funds will be put to use ensuring that the people of Centre County get better access to safe drinking water.”


Funding for the projects was made available through the Keystone Communities grant program, which can be used for planning activities, facade grant programs, accessible housing programs and development grants. It encourages public and private sector partnerships, and allows communities to tailor assistance to meet specific revitalization efforts.