Zabel announces $1M more in state funding for Aldan police, Upper Darby school

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Mike Zabel today announced new state grants of $500,000 each for the Aldan Borough Police administrative building expansion and a new middle school in Clifton Heights Borough.

Aldan Borough Police will now receive a total of $1 million to expand the existing building. It will include an enhanced entrance lobby and specific site improvements including a police parking area, as well as grading, erosion control, stormwater management, utilities, lighting and landscaping.

Meanwhile, the new middle school construction now receives a total of $3 million to reimagine an existing community park as a dynamic platform of education and public engagement. Planned amenities include a dedicated parking lot, full-size competition football field, baseball field, Little League field, softball field, playground and walking trail along the perimeter. The new middle school will provide an innovative new learning environment. A core programmatic goal is to introduce a series of flexible and technology-rich spaces to enable the district's evolving curriculum, according to the award.

The funds come from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.

“It is with great pride and excitement that I announce funding for these projects, which further two of my core community focuses: support for schools and police,” Zabel said. “I’d also like to thank the Wolf administration for realizing the communities of the 163rd Legislative District as premier locations to invest in Pennsylvania.

“The Aldan police and Upper Darby School District faculty and administrators also deserve much credit for their hard work in applying for and winning these competitive funds. Their hard work reflects highly on our community.”

Zabel previously announced RACP funding of $500,000 for the Aldan Administration Building improvements and $2,500,000 for the new middle school.