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Lehighton to receive $350K for upper park improvements

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    A look at Lehighton’s upper park, which will see improvements courtesy of $350,000 in funding the borough has received from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO

Published November 14. 2017 02:13PM

Lehighton is scheduled to receive $350,000 to spruce its upper park.

State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and state Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced Tuesday that the borough will receive the funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for improvements to the park.

Under the Act 13 Grant Program, the borough will receive $150,000 for improvements to the Upper Park Amphitheater, as well as $200,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Funds for streetscape and pedestrian improvements to the streets around Upper Park.

“The funds secured will provide much needed improvements to Upper Park, including adding ADA-accessible seating and correcting stormwater drainage issues at the amphitheater,” said Yudichak. “By investing in the enhancement of this community asset, we are preserving and expanding opportunities for families to enjoy countless hours of entertainment in a beautiful setting.”

“These projects have been in the works for years, and I am so pleased to see the improvements to Lehighton’s Upper Park and amphitheater come to fruition,” said Heffley. ”This facility in downtown Lehighton has provided a fantastic venue for community entertainment and events. The funding for these park enhancements comes from the impact fee on natural gas development as well as the multimodal fund.”

This is funny because NO amount of money could improve ANYTHING in Lehighton.

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