Freeport Council plans to seek funding for paving projects, new sewage pump station
Freeport Council plans to seek funding for paving projects and to pay for the new sewage pump station at the Laneville Bridge.
The borough is responsible for $95,000 of the $250,000 cost of replacing the 20-year-old pump station. PennDOT is picking up the rest.
Sewage from Laneville is pumped through pipes tunder the Laneville Bridge.
Once the Freeport Bridge overhaul is completed, a new pump will be needed.
Council President Don Rehner said he hopes the 2010 Census numbers will allow the Laneville section of the borough to qualify for federal Community Development Block Grant funding.
To qualify, 51 percent of Laneville households must earn low to moderate income. The borough as a whole doesn't qualify, Rehner said.
The borough was denied funding based on a previous application using data from the 2000 Census and a community survey.
Council plans to ask Armstrong County for about $11,000 to help pay to pave four roads. The funds, known as liquid fuels money, comes from the state's tax on gasoline and other fuels.
The borough plans to repave Third Street, Fourth Street and Stewart Street.
The paving work is expected to cost about $66,000. If the county funds come through, the borough also would pave Cherry Way, Rehner said.
“We might not get anything, but it's at the top of my priority list to apply,” Rehner said.
Jodi Weigand is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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