Burns delivers $123,000 for local boroughs

Grants will help fund equipment, LED streetlights

EBENSBURG, Oct. 24 – Always looking to help local governments and organizations, state Rep. Frank Burns today announced that he has secured $123,000 to help two local boroughs purchase equipment and replace streetlights with energy efficient LED bulbs.

“I know how tough it can be for local governments to fund major equipment or other projects, so I worked with these two boroughs to find state funding to make this happen,” Burns said. “If I can help save local governments money, then I’m saving local taxpayers money too – a win-win in my book.”

The grants awarded included:

  • Brownstown Borough:  $23,000 grant to replace 44 streetlights with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
  • Westmont Borough:  $100,000 grant to purchase a new dump truck with a plow and other attachments

Brownstown Borough said in a Facebook post the new LED streetlights will save the borough an estimated $2,000 to $3,000 per year in energy costs, a “gift that will keep on giving!”