Mullery announces over $2.8M in state funding to support local safety and improvement projects

NANTICOKE, June 10 – State funding totaling $2,802,445 has been awarded to help several area police and fire departments and continue blight remediation efforts in the region, state Rep. Gerald Mullery announced today.

“This funding will help keep our communities safe, whether by allowing our police and fire departments to obtain the vehicles they need to respond to emergency situations, the demolition of a vacant and dangerous building, or by making critical storm water and drainage improvements” said Mullery, D-Luzerne. “These are the types of projects that are a win-win. They not only improve the quality of life in our region, but they also support our municipalities by providing the funding they need while keeping taxpayer costs low.”

Mullery said the funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Luzerne County Local Share Account Program for the following projects:

  • Nanticoke City - $550,200 for the L.S. Bowl-a-Rama demolition project.

                                $509,388 for the purchase of a ladder truck for the Nanticoke Fire Dept.

                           $112,234 for the purchase of police vehicles.  

  • Hanover Twp. - $450,000 for Phase 4 of the Solomon’s Creek Interceptor Rehab Project.

                          $276,566 for the construction of a new municipal fueling station.

  • Wright Twp. - $250,000 for the Fox Run Road drainage and reclamation project.
  • Rice Twp. - $190,715 for the purchase of two trucks for summer and winter maintenance.
  • Nuangola Borough - $162,367 for the purchase of a backhoe.
  • White Haven Borough - $116,880 for the purchase of police vehicles.
  • Slocum Twp. - $111,650 for upgrades to the municipal park.
  • Dennison Twp. - $72,445 for bridge improvements along Ice Lake Road.  

The Local Share Account includes funds from casinos located in host or contiguous counties and are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. The grants are designed to fund economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.