Ciresi applauds state grants for local infrastructure projects

HARRISBURG, March 26 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi applauded the awarding of two state grants to local infrastructure projects through the Local Share Account.

Royersford Borough was awarded $474,935 for safety and other improvements to its wastewater treatment system. Improvements include construction and replacement of a new catwalk and railings around sedimentation tanks, replacement of control panels at the Green Street pump station and more. The work will support existing operations and two new economic development projects.

The Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County was awarded $500,000 on behalf of The Lewis Group for infrastructure improvements on 20 acres in Royersford, for the Riverfront at Royersford, a proposed mixed-use development on a former industrial site. The funds will be used for erosion and sediment control, installation of electric and gas lines, and rehabilitation and relocation of water and sewer lines to the site.

“These are necessary infrastructure improvements to help support economic development in our community, so I’m thrilled to see the state award this funding,” said Ciresi, D-Montgomery. “I’m happy to support work that will help us create more good jobs and opportunity in our area.”

The grants were approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Under Act 71, the Gaming Act, these Local Share Account grants in Montgomery County were available for the redevelopment, reuse or revitalization of previously developed land, development of undeveloped land, and projects which construct, expand, or improve water and wastewater infrastructure related to business development.