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Mako helps secure funding for new Lehigh Township public works facility

Published September 12. 2018 12:20PM

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-Lehigh/Northampton, announced Tuesday the release of $1 million in state funds to Lehigh Township to construct a new public works facility.

Mako advocated for the funding through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project program.

“Lehigh Township’s current maintenance facility was built in 1958,” Mako said. “For almost two decades, discussion has occurred about replacing this aging facility, which has served the township well for 60 years. I’m pleased to be able to assist with funding this necessity for proper operation of the township.”

The new building will be located on the current municipal complex. The exact specifications and amenities are still being worked out.

Funding for the project was authorized by lawmakers in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act.

Mako thanked the governor for his assistance in securing additional funding for this vital municipal project.

The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.

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