Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County

Funds to be used for recreational improvements, safer access to Monongahela River

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Several river access improvements, including a concrete boat launch ramp and on-site parking, will soon be underway in Masontown Borough in Fayette County, thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds will be used to provide convenient, safe access to the Monongahela River to residents of Masontown Borough, and German and Nicholson townships, including a safe point of entry for local first responders who conduct river rescue operations.

“I’m very pleased the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved this grant,” Snyder said. “This project will make it easier and much safer for our emergency responders, but it also includes several upgrades and improvements to make river and outdoor excursions more enjoyable for residents and the general public, including new boat docks, a kayak launch and improved security lighting.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the Commonwealth Financing Authority, visit its website.