Sunbury Municipal Authority Flood Mitigation Project Approved to Receive Funding from Commonwealth Financing Authority
11/22/2013
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108) announced this week that the Sunbury Municipal Authority’s flood mitigation project was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and will be a recipient of state funding under this year’s Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund program.

Pennsylvania’s Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund where funds from gas industry impact fees are allocated to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for statewide initiatives to assist with different types of conservation and environmental projects, including flood mitigation.

The Sunbury Municipal Authority’s rehabilitation project was one of four projects selected under the fund’s flood mitigation program. The authority will receive $155,418 to use toward the rehabilitation of its flood control system in Sunbury.

“With the Susquehanna River and its tributaries running through the 108th District, nearly all residents recognize the importance of the flood control system in Sunbury,” said Culver. “I’m happy that this funding is available to the Sunbury Municipal Authority, and that impact fees which are being collected statewide by the gas industry can go to good use.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

“I was pleased to advocate for this, and several other local projects, which will be funded through gas industry impact fees,” said state Sen. John Gordner (R-27). “When the General Assembly approved the impact fees in 2012, we felt it was important these funds are dedicated to conservation and environmental projects.”

The Department of Community and Economic Development will likely open the application period for 2014 Marcellus Legacy Fund awards in Spring 2014. The awards include grants for the following programs: watershed restoration and protection; greenways, trails and recreation; abandoned mine drainage abatement and treatment; flood mitigation; orphan or abandoned well plugging; and baseline water quality data. For more information, or to apply online, visit www.newpa.com.

For more information on the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund program, or any other state-related issue, contact Culver’s district office in Sunbury, located at 106 Arch St., by calling 570-286-5885 or toll free at 1-800-924-9060.

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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