HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced that almost $130,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for Northampton Borough and Whitehall Township.
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 are for projects in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Northampton Borough received $56,867 for a TOMCAR Fire/Transport Rescue Vehicle so that the fire department can respond to incidents in areas inaccessible to larger emergency equipment. The TOMCAR will be equipped with firefighting capabilities and a stokes basket for patient transport. Whitehall Township was awarded a $69,622 grant to construct a pavilion within the Whitehall Parkway. It will include restrooms and a concession area for visitors to the park.
“Both of these projects will benefit residents and visitors alike,” Mako said. “Our first responders need to have necessary equipment to answer calls quickly and efficiently. Recreational opportunities are vital to a healthy lifestyle. The pavilion will allow visitors to more fully enjoy their time in the park. I’m pleased I was able to assist with funding.”
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
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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