Markosek: $400K awarded for renovation projects in North Versailles Township, Plum Borough

HARRISBURG, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, today announced that a combined $400,000 was awarded to North Versailles Township and Turtle Creek Council of Governments in Plum Borough.

Markosek said the funding was awarded through the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund and approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“I’m excited to announce this funding,” Markosek said. “Funding like this makes a huge impact in our community, and I look forward to the positives that come from these projects for years to come.”

Specifically, Markosek said $250,000 in funding will be used by North Versailles Township for phase two of a project that will complete the LED lighting upgrades at Crestas Ballfield. The remaining $150,000 will be used by Turtle Creek Council of Governments to replace the storm sewer pipes at Holiday Park.

The funds originate from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund Program – a program established to fund community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenues generated from all casinos. The funds are determined via a daily assessment of the licensed facility’s gross terminal revenue.

The GEDTF program provides grants for single-year and multi-year projects that promote development in Allegheny County, including economic, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety, public interest and costs to administer GEDTF funds.