Pike County Courthouse to get half-million

| 02 Jul 2015 | 02:20

— The Pike County Courthouse is one of five projects in the county to get some cash from the state.

The courthouse will receive a Community Improvement Project grant of $500,000 to allow for additions, including a 30,000-square-foot full basement, internal and external upgrades, new restroom facilities, and more.

State Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) say the grants have been approved by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) Local Share Account program.

“These grants will have a positive impact on our community,” Peifer said. “Congratulations to all recipients.”

Local Share funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and the following contiguous counties: Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

The program is required under the state’s Gaming Act, and was developed by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

“I am very pleased that our region is recognized by the Commonwealth Finance Authority, and I am looking forward to seeing the improvements this funding will provide to important entities in our area,” said Brown.