ALLEGHENY COUNTY – District 33’s Allegheny County has received several grants through the Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF), said Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland). GEDTF supports community projects in Allegheny County through a tax assessed on slot games in casinos.
“The House and Senate worked together to secure these funds, and I’m thrilled District 33 has been awarded them,” said Lewis DelRosso. “I am a strong advocate for anything that makes our district look better and operate better. It’s an exciting time for residents of the community.”
The following organizations received GEDTF grants:
• Oakmont Community Foundation: $150,000 for Allegheny Avenue Realignment.
o Funds will be used to construct a parking lot, lighting, ADA curb ramps, sidewalks, landscaping and streetscape to make the area match the existing Allegheny Avenue and the adjacent Arboretum Trail.
• Harrison Township: $100,000 for Harrison Property Recovery Project.
o Funds will be used to clear the title to 107 properties that have been abandoned by the owners and accumulated delinquent taxes.
• Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments: $100,000 for Cheswick traffic signal replacement.
o Funds will be used for preliminary and final engineering with field survey, traffic study, traffic signal permit and plan revisions, ADA ramp designs, bid package preparation, bidding of project and construction, and installation of new traffic signal.
• Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments: $45,000 for Harmar Highlands Woods pump station and force main replacement.
o Funds will be used to replace a failing pump, upgrade all electrical components, install a new backup generator, install necessary valving and fittings and trenchless slip lining of the existing force main.