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Condella Park Field House & Pavilion Completed

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and Olyphant Borough officials cut the ribbon for the new field house and pavilion at Condella Park. The project, funded with State grants, community fund raisers and the County’s Community Re-Invest Program, features a new concession stand, covered picnic and seating areas, restroom facilities and storage areas.

L-r, Atty. C.J. Mustacchio, Olyphant Borough Manager and Solicitor; Louis LaFratte, Engineer; Larry West, Senator Blake’s Office; Olyphant Mayor John Sedlak, Jr., Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Robert Hudak, Olyphant Borough Council President; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Michael Abda, Olyphant Borough Councilman.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Announce Funding For Four More Community Re-Invest Projects

Four new projects, focusing on such areas as children, veterans, history, and animal safety, were approved for funding by the Lackawanna County Commissioners through their Community Re-Invest Program totaling $25,525.

Since the Community Re-Invest Program was established in July of 2013, the Commissioners have approved grants for 104 projects totaling $1,500,000.  In all of the projects, the Community Re-Invest Program has provided the “last mile” funding to help complete the initiatives, which has allowed these valuable community projects to come to fruition.  The total amount of public-private investment in all of these ventures is $7,671,111.

“The Greenfield Township renovation project represents another great opportunity to preserve our past.  Our County has been built on traditional values, and we are proud to be a part of helping to safeguard our past,” said Commissioner Jim Wansacz.

“This program has been a tremendous success over the past four years.  It has been about giving back to our communities.  In this round, we again assisted organizations, neighborhoods and groups that are the foundation of Lackawanna County,” said Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

“I am very pleased to be able to help Jefferson Township with its project,” noted Commissioner Edward G. Staback.  “Veterans have done so much for our nation, state and community.  Without the efforts of our service men and women, we would not enjoy the freedoms that we experience daily.  This grant is a small token of our appreciation.”

The projects that were approved during this round of funding include:
 

Applicant: Greenfield Township

        Project Description: Renovation of a historical building.

        Total Project Cost: $12,520

        Amount from CRP Program: $7,000

 

Applicant: Veterans Home Association

Project Description: Building improvements to the newly established facility in Jefferson Township that responds to the social needs of local veterans. The improvements include a new kitchen, floor coverings, handicap parking, a utility room and landscaping.

        Total Project Cost: $180,000

Amount from CRP Program: $10,000

 

Applicant: Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA

Project Description: Promise Healing Garden for Child Abuse Victims.

        Total Project Cost: $20,000

        Amount from CRP Program: $5,000

 

Applicant: Street Cats of Scranton

Project Description: Funds for cages to trap and neuter stray feral cats and dogs.

        Total Project Cost: $8,400

        Amount from CRP Program: $3,525

 

This round of Community Re-Invest grants wraps-up the multi-year program of providing “last mile funding” to get projects completed that are designed to improve the quality of life in Lackawanna County.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Announce Funding For Six More Community Re-Invest Projects

Six new projects, focusing on such areas as youth activities, recreation, social services and outdoor improvements, were approved for funding by the Lackawanna County Commissioners through their Community Re-Invest Program totaling $99,500.

Since the Community Re-Invest Program was established in July of 2013, the Commissioners have approved grants for 100 projects totaling $1,474,475.  In all of the projects, the Community Re-Invest Program has provided the “last mile” funding to help complete the initiatives, which has allowed these valuable community projects to come to fruition.  The total amount of public-private investment in all of these ventures is $7,450,191.

The projects that were approved during this round of funding include:

Applicant: Scott Township

Project Description: Repaving of a municipal parking lot.

        Total Project Cost: $50,732

        Amount from CRP Program: $25,000 

 

Applicant: Notari Scholarship Fund

        Project Description: Batting cage and golf cages at Pagnotti Park in Old Forge.

        Total Project Cost: $35,000

        Amount from CRP Program: $20,000

 

Applicant: Greenfield Township Baseball Association

        Project Description: New fencing at basketball court and rehabilitation of two existing baseball fields.

        Total Project Cost: $19,200

        Amount from CRP Program: $17,000

 

Applicant: Old Forge Youth Basketball

Project Description: Renovation of a basketball facility.

        Total Project Cost: $3,000

        Amount from CRP Program: $2,500

 

Applicant: Women’s Resource Center

        Project Description: Carriage House renovations, including security cameras and fencing, upgrade of the heating, electrical and plumbing systems, painting, kitchen expansion, and constructing additional bedrooms on the second floor.

        Total Project Cost: $398,086

        Amount from CRP Program: $20,000

 

Applicant: West Scranton Neighborhood Association

Project Description: Renovation of the community center.

        Total Project Cost: $315,000

        Amount from CRP Program: $15,000

Projects will continue to be reviewed and funded throughout 2015.  Boroughs, municipalities, townships and nonprofit entities are encouraged to submit applications for projects that are ready to start so that the Community Re-Invest Program can help to successfully complete them.