PTARC offers $5,000 to help with Fairmont Park project in Trafford
By Chris Foreman
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission has pledged a $5,000 grant toward a playground reconfiguration project at Fairmont Park if Trafford officials decide to make it a priority.
The nonprofit group awarded the grant this month to the Trafford Recreation Board, which had requested $10,000 toward an estimated $60,000 project.
The grant is contingent on project approval by Trafford Council and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or any other state agency providing funding.
“The playground does need to be replaced,” said Linda Iams, the group's chairwoman. “It's going to make it a safer playground.”
The rec board wanted to apply for a DCNR grant for the playground project by an April 10 deadline, but borough council members said the board would have to submit a detailed funding proposal to receive council's support.
Because of that request from council, rec board members said they wouldn't be able to meet the April deadline.
Another potential grant source this summer is the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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