HARRISBURG – Rep. Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) announced he helped secure more than $455,000 in state funding for two projects from the Local Share Account (LSA) Program for community improvements in the 15th Legislative District.
“I am grateful to see our communities receive significant investments to improve the lives of all Pennsylvanians,” said Kail. “Any time we have an opportunity to serve the great people of our district, it is important we do so by using all available resources.”
The Midland Borough Municipal Authority was allocated $340,000 for the replacement of the main distribution line from the plant to Railroad Avenue located in Midland Borough, Beaver County. The project will involve the isolation of the Midland Plant and Distribution System, removal of the existing 14-inch transmission line and modification of the mainline. It will also take out and replace the 14-inch and 16-inch valves and fittings and concrete thrust blocking, install a new meter and relocate the caustic soda feed. The main distribution line, parallel to Railroad Avenue, will be restored in both directions for prevention and protection measures.
Beaver Borough is receiving $115,424 to replace all analog equipment with digital equipment to bring the borough up to current technology. This upgrade includes 10 police vehicle mobile radios, one police station base and 21 portable radios. According to local officials, analog radios will no longer be compatible with the 911 emergency communication center and will require all officers to have upgraded equipment.
The grants were approved and awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which was established as an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. LSA grants are derived from gaming revenues.
Representative Josh Kail
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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