The Point Township municipal building in Northumberland County is slated for renovations, thanks to a $500,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The building is located at located at 759 Ridge Road in Northumberland.
“The township building was constructed as a garage in the 1950’s and over the years the role of the township has grown causing the township to evaluate and participate in a long-term needs assessment to address safety, convenience, efficiency, and cost effectiveness,” said Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder). “This project will bring all township offices under one roof creating a “one stop shop” for anyone needing services and will have long term benefits to the community.”
The project includes both new and remodeled space. A new building will be built for the road department, eliminating the current fire/chemical hazard that exists with the department in the same building. The police department space will be remodeled with the addition of new garage space. New local government office spaces will be built along with space for zoning/code/building departments and a public meeting room to increase efficiency and utility of the space.
“I was pleased to work with Representative Culver to get funding for this important project,” said Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) Gordner. “I want to commend the supervisors and especially Chief Josh VanKirk for his work on putting together a very comprehensive application.”
The RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues or other measures of economic activity.