May. 14, 2020

HARRISBURG — Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Upper Nazareth) today announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved $400,577 in grant funding to municipalities in the 137th Legislative District. These grants were fully funded by gaming revenues from the Northampton County Local Share Account (LSA). No tax dollars are used to fund this program.

“I’m pleased to announce the approval of these grants, which will immediately go toward making much-needed improvements in our local community,” said Emrick. “This funding is well-deserved as it will enhance public safety, restore a historic structure and give our county officials the tools they need to best serve our community.”

Grants were awarded to the following municipalities:
• Northampton County – $250,000 to purchase a digital full-body imaging system to be used for the required work by the coroner as well as regionally for students and medical professionals.

• Roseto Borough – $91,435 to renovate the borough-owned building at 122 Dante St. Renovations include replacement of the 80-year-old flooring and a new ADA-compliant bathroom on the second floor.

• Stockertown Borough – $39,769 to purchase a new police vehicle and other related equipment.

• Tatamy Borough – $19,373 to purchase new portable radios, computer and backup systems for the police department to be compatible with the Northampton County 911 system.

The 137th Legislative District encompasses the townships of Forks, Lower Mount Bethel, parts of Palmer, Upper Mount Bethel, Upper Nazareth and Washington. It also contains the boroughs of Bangor, East Bangor, Nazareth, Portland, Roseto, Stockertown and Tatamy.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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