State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated a state grant awarded to Wilkes-Barre Township today.
Wilkes-Barre Township will use the $215,000 in Local Share Account grant funding to assist with replacing the Township Municipal Building’s HVAC system.
“Anytime I can work to help secure funding for our community, I will,” said Pashinski. “I must thank Senator Flynn and Mayor Kuren for their work on this project. These outdated HVAC systems have needed replacements for a long time. These nine new and more efficient PTAC units come just in time for the winter as they will create improved heating systems for those who occupy this building for its day-to-day operations.”
“We’re strengthening the local infrastructure and making it more sustainable,” said Flynn. “I’m happy to help Wilkes Barre Township’s efforts to enhance the municipal building HVAC system through the LSA and create a more energy efficient space for everyone.”
Carl Kuren, mayor of Wilkes-Barre Township was also in attendance.
“Replacing the HVAC system in our Municipal Building has been on our wish list for quite some time,” said Kuren. “The building was constructed in 1978 and the HVAC units, manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, are original to the building. I thank Senator Flynn and State Representative Pashinski for supporting our LSA grant application, making this project possible.”
The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Local Share Account program. LSA funding is generated from casinos located in host or contiguous counties and distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development. The grants are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.