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Summit Hill receiving building project funds

Published July 09. 2012 05:03PM

Summit Hill Borough was recently granted authorization of its final reimbursement of $150,000 that was used for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project, as Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) worked diligently with state officials to ensure the borough would receive each dollar it was awarded in 2008 to help build the new Summit Hill Fire Company and borough hall/police station.

"As Carbon County's voice in Harrisburg, I'll continue to serve the needs of all constituents, businesses and organizations in my district," said Heffley. "It was my pleasure to work with state officials to expedite the reimbursement process for Summit Hill."

Because of compliance issues and other litigations that resulted in reimbursement delays, Summit Hill had only received $1.1 million of the $1.25 million allotted for the project. The state authorized this project in 2004 and awarded the funding to Summit Hill in July 2008.

State officials authorized the release of Summit Hill's remaining funding in two separate payments.

A payment of $129,294 was processed last month, and the remaining $25,000 will be retained, as per standard policy, pending the completion of the audit.

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