County Council allocates liquid fuels tax funding to municipalities

Delaware County Council approved the allocation of $717,658 in liquid fuels tax funding to the county’s 49 municipalities at today’s meeting.

Upper Darby Township received the largest allocation, gaining $89,168. Haverford ($66,960), Ridley ($41,243), Radnor  ($36,720), Springfield ($34,898) and Marple (34,628) townships each received sizeable allocations. Chester city received a $54,135 allocation and a $25,000 supplement.

The funding, funneled from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, is to be used to repair street and road repairs.

Council also:

  • Approved a proposal from CM3 Building Solutions to provide roofing and energy improvements at the Juvenile Detention Center for a cost not to exceed $4.14 million.
  • Amended the 2013 Housing and Community Development action plan to allocate funding for the following projects: $50,000 to Mercy Health System to demolish Edmond Hall, $30,000 to Nether Providence to historically preserve the Leiper House, $130,000 to Upper Chichester for streetscape improvements, $37,500 to Darby Borough to demolish blighted residential structures, $96,000 to the Center for Resolutions to preserve the Carriage House and an additional $100,000 to Collingdale for improvements to its community center.
  • Accepted $113,345 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to fund the county’s 15-year-old West Nile Virus Program.
  • Appointed Robert J. Prince, of Springfield, and Darlene Luther, of Ridley Township, to the Delaware County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Advisory board to terms expiring in May 2016.
  • Submitted and accepted its 2013 County Recycling Coordinator grant application to DEP to partially reimburse the salary and expenses of the county’s recycling coordinator. The grant of $28,604 cover about half of the coordinator’s salary and expenses, according to Executive Director Marianne Grace.
  • Approved a pair of grant applications to be submitted to the state Insurance Fraud Prevention and Auto Theft Prevention authorities. The grants, totaling $1.51 million, would fund three county detectives, an analyst and a secretary.
  • Honored Crozer-Keystone Health System for being chosen as one of four finalists to receive the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, provided to healthcare organizations providing innovative programs that improve the well-being of its community. Crozer-Keystone received $100,000 for being named a finalist.

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