Takac leads grant efforts, joins Snow Shoe Borough officials for delivery of new leaf collection truck

Snow Shoe Borough previously received $181,085 grant for the new leaf collection truck

SNOW SHOE, Sept. 25 – A new leaf collection truck was delivered to Snow Shoe Borough today, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m., Rep. Paul Takac, D-Centre, announced.

Thanks to the work of Takac, Snow Shoe Borough received funding for the truck through a $181,085 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Local Share Account. He helped secure more than $1.5 million in funding from the CFA’s LSA for the 82nd Legislative District, including more than $1.15 million for communities in the Mountaintop area of northern Centre County. Act 71 of 2004, also known as the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, established funding for the LSA, which distributes revenue from gaming to enhance local communities.

This investment will help Snow Shoe Borough manage its leaf collection while saving time and money, improving safety, and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents,” Takac said. “I believe it’s important to invest in all of our communities, especially those in rural Pennsylvania. I promised to help support all residents of the 82nd Legislative District and am pleased to have helped deliver this much-needed funding.” 

“Residents of the borough are going to be very happy with this new vehicle,” said Bruce Houck, Snow Shoe Borough Council president. “Small boroughs like ours typically can’t afford to spend money for this type of equipment, so we are very appreciative of the funds that Rep. Takac helped us to secure.” 

The old leaf collection truck required multiple people to operate it whereas the new truck requires only one operator.