Gerrity Park Secures County Funding For Upgrades

As State and City of Scranton officials look on, the Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $15,000 Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program check to the North Scranton Neighborhood Association for improvements to Gerrity Park. The funding will be used to cover the costs of play equipment, a storage facility, fencing and sidewalk improvements to meet ADA regulations.

L-r, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright, State Representative Marty Flynn, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Michael Grogan, William Gerrity, Marylouise Grogan, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, George Kelly, the County’s Director of Economic Development; and Commissioner Jim Wansacz.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Support Station Park

The third phase of Jessup Borough’s beautification project involves the construction of a pavilion at Station Park. Students in the Classes of 2014 and 2015 in the Architectural Drafting and Design Technology Program at Johnson College created the contract drawings for the work being done on Station Park for the borough as a community project. Jessup will use the plans for pricing and project planning. The Lackawanna County Commissioners assisted in this development by presenting Jessup representatives with a $15,388 Community Re-Invest Program check.

L-r, George Kelly, the County’s Economic Development Director; Ron Kordish, Gene Varzaly, Richard Pirrami and Alice Vanston, Jessup Borough; Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Genie Lupini, Jessup Borough; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Jessup Mayor Beverly Merkel, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Commissioners Support Old Forge Athletic Association

The Old Forge Athletic Association received $25,000 in Community Re-Invest funding from the Lackawanna County Commissioners to construct a 20’ x 40’ storage structure to house equipment, uniforms and supplies at Pagnotti Park.  To date, the Commissioners have approved 47 projects totaling $701,452 through their Department of Economic Development budget.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Bob Semenza, Old Forge Council Vice President; Nick DeMarko, Joe DiMattia, Eric Mulrooney, Old Forge Athletic Association; and Commissioner Jim Wansacz.