– Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) announced over $1.75 million in state grants have been awarded to three communities in the 83rd District.
The projects include:
$650,000 for Gregg Township Municipal Authority (GTMA) to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant to ensure compliance with Department of Environmental Protection permits and ensure safe and reliable operation of the wastewater treatment system.
$100,000 for Lycoming County to assist with the purchase of a building to become the Lycoming County Central Forensics and Judicial Services Building, which will consolidate multiple county departments and functions into one facility.
$1 million for South Williamsport Borough to construct a community building that will provide a hub for the busy South Williamsport Community Park complex.
“It is important to me to focus first on investing in projects that enhance public safety and improve aging infrastructure for residents here at home,” said Flick. “I am thankful for the support of leadership in Harrisburg and the Commonwealth Financing Authority for recognizing the significance of these projects to our community.”
“The authority is very grateful to receive this funding,” said GTMA Board Chairman James J. Carey. “This state grant will enable the authority to implement critical equipment upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant. These upgrades will improve the plant’s efficiency and support increasing demands on GTMA’s entire system, allowing the authority to continue to keep stable rates for our valued customers.”
“On behalf of Borough Council, Mayor Angelo and the citizens of South Williamsport, I am tremendously grateful for the steadfast work of Rep. Jamie Flick in securing a $1 million state grant to significantly fund the development of the borough’s planned new Municipal and Community Center Building,” shared Steven Cappelli, borough manager and director of public safety. “This will be a legacy project that will serve and benefit residents for generations to come. Without Rep. Flick’s commitment to obtain state financial assistance, this facility would not be possible.”
“I thank Rep. Flick for securing funding needed to kickstart the Coroner’s Building project, which has been desperately needed for more than 10 years,” said Charles Kiessling Jr., Lycoming County Coroner. “With five hospitals in Lycoming County and UPMC Susquehanna being a Level II Trauma Center, the capacity of the morgue is challenged on a regular basis. With the opioid epidemic, other complex death investigations and holding of deceased waiting on family members to arrange final disposition, sharing of morgue space with UPMC Susquehanna no longer meets the needs of my office.”
Local Share Account grants support public projects that improve the quality of life of citizens in the community and are funded by gaming revenues in the Commonwealth.