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State funding will help Shireman Tract, other projects: Tom Mehaffie

Posted 8/7/19

As your state legislator, I am focused on advocating for the 106th District and securing funding for its economic development, transportation infrastructure and schools.

I’m happy to tell …

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State funding will help Shireman Tract, other projects: Tom Mehaffie

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As your state legislator, I am focused on advocating for the 106th District and securing funding for its economic development, transportation infrastructure and schools.

I’m happy to tell you that state funding has been awarded for three local projects that will help to make our communities a better place to live, work and raise a family.

The Shireman Tract in Lower Swatara Township will receive a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant for $300,000 to support the creation of two softball fields, open space areas, bulk excavation/fill and stormwater management basins.

The Shireman Tract improvements will produce recreational areas that will be utilized by residents and surrounding communities, including our children and grandchildren, making this an important investment with long-term impacts.

RACP funding also has been awarded to the Hershey Community Center in Derry Township. This $2 million in funding will support the construction of a new and expanded community center at the site of the existing center at 605 Cocoa Ave. in Hershey.

The planned center will replace the one built in 1963. In addition to a gym, fitness center and pools, this project will allow the Mohler Senior Center to move into space that will better serve the needs of active adults.

The final project in our area is the Insulators Local Union 23 expansion in East Hanover Township. Grants totaling $700,000 will allow Insulators Local Union 23 to establish a multipurpose business center for regional apprenticeship training.

Career training like the quality programs offered by Local 23 is important to develop the next generation of skilled tradespeople, who are entering a market with family-sustaining careers.

RACP grants from the state are meant for projects with regional impact and benefits to the economy. I am glad to see tax dollars being brought back into the 106th District to strengthen our communities.

State Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Lower Swatara Township, represents the 106th House District. Reach him at 717-534-1323 or tmehaffie@pahousegop.com.