Robinson Secures $3.5 Million for Allegheny County

HARRISBURG – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) today announced more than $3.5 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) funding is being awarded for local projects.

“These projects are being funded by state dollars that are returning to the district and being utilized toward the enjoyment and safety of our community,” Robinson said. “I am pleased to assist in the securing of these funds, and I look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition.”

The Borough of Rosslyn Farms is receiving $195,100 of the CFA’s Greenway, Trails and Recreation funds for the initial phase of its Parrish Park Playground Rehabilitation Project. The project will include the removal of existing play equipment and vegetation, grading and drainage work and will address utility issues within the park. Additionally, a new retaining wall, steps and playground barrier fence will be built to meet new playground design and grade requirements.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is receiving $139,801 of the CFA’s Orphan or Abandoned Well Plugging funds for an oil and gas well closure located on the Toms Run Nature Reserve in Kilbuck Township. The nature reserve is free to the public and enjoyed by neighbors and hunters. Plugging the well will enable the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to market the nature reserve as a destination for those seeking forests, wildlife and solitude, while eliminating any potential risk to public health and safety.

Several projects are being funded through the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund to facilitate economic development projects throughout the county. They include:

  • $134,800 for the Beaver Road sanitary sewer line replacement project in Glen Osborne Borough.
  • $310,000 for renovations and repairs of the Sewickley Municipal building and parking lot.
  • $275,000 for the installation of Millennium Park’s field lighting in Bethel Park.
  • $200,000 for Western Allegheny Community Library’s parking lot improvements.
  • $100,000 for the installation of an elevator at the Sewickley Valley Cultural Center.
  • $22,000 for the Ohio Township softball field’s restroom improvements.
  • $258,750 for the roof replacement of Oakdale Borough’s community center.
  • $215,000 for rehabilitation and upgrades of Acorn Park in Franklin Park Borough.
  • $452,770 for the Beaver Road retaining wall project in Edgeworth.
  • $150,000 for the Valley Ambulance Authority’s active shooter protection initiative in Moon.
  • $200,000 for the Haysville Bridge and road repair project.
  • $250,000 for replacement of Mahoney Road culvert in North Fayette.
  • $123,760 for campus security improvements at Robert Morris University.
  • $165,100 for Kilbuck Township’s sanitary sewer repair project.
  • $228,000 for Leetsdale’s boat launch ramp project.
  • $43,070 for Crescent Township’s roadway improvements.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.


Jeff King

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