HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced more than $110,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for Moore Township and Northampton Borough in Northampton County.
Local Share Account grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties.
Moore Township received $55,480 for a police vehicle and $13,889 to upgrade police electronic hardware and related software to allow for state integration. The vehicle will replace a 13-year-old Ford Expedition that needs to be retired. The hardware and software will include laptop computers to allow citations to be issued electronically to improve efficiencies and the security of information. Northampton Borough received $45,000 to facilitate improvements to the pavilion at the municipal pool.
“I’m pleased my advocacy for these three worthwhile projects has resulted in funding,” Mako said. “These gaming funds are to be used to benefit the community as a whole, and these projects will improve residents’ safety or make the area a better place to live and raise a family. I look forward to seeing the new police vehicle on the roadway and families enjoying their time at the pool.”
The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.
Representative Zach Mako
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