HARRISBURG – The Office of Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced more than $386,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for Walnutport and North Catasauqua boroughs 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.
Walnutport received $300,000 to purchase a new vacuum street sweeper. The sweeper will have the ability to lift the grating from the catch basins and storm inlets and clean within them. This will cut down on the debris on the streets and prevent debris from entering the storm sewer system and waterways. The sweeper also would be available for use by neighboring municipalities in order to provide a regional benefit.
North Catasauqua was awarded $86,450 to improve the area around the Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Trail along Main Street in the borough. More specifically, the funding will be used to construct a retaining wall to create suitable public space above the entrance to the trailhead.
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.
Office of Representative Zach Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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