Markosek: $200,000 in funding awarded to North Versailles Township, Plum Borough for park improvement projects

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State grants totaling a combined $200,000 were awarded Tuesday to North Versailles Township and Plum Borough, announced state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny.

Markosek said the funding – awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded through the state’s Greenways, Trail and Recreation Program – will help finance park improvements in both areas.

“Today, both North Versailles and Plum received substantial funding for beautification efforts at two parks heavily trafficked by residents in the 25th Legislative District,” Markosek said. “I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding, and I look forward to the park improvements that will follow this disbursement.”

Markosek said $50,000 was awarded to North Versailles for light installation at Crestas Terrace Park and one of its baseball fields. Seven lights, poles and fixtures will be installed, Markosek said. He said the installation at the field and along the park’s main pathway will allow for more games to be held and the hosting of large tournaments.

Plum Borough received $150,000 for the rehabilitation of Logan’s Ferry Park. Markosek said the project will focus on a new play area, as well as improvements to an existing parking area and basketball court.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.