Marcellus Legacy Fund to Benefit Lancaster County Residents
10/21/2014
HARRISBURG – Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved $202,000 to assist with the completion of projects to benefit Lancaster County residents.

CFA is providing $14,000 to assist with the completion of the Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan update located in Strasburg Township. The funds will assist with the additional costs of the updated report as prepared by the two engineering firms appointed to conduct the study. The total project cost is $29,800.

As the Providence Township section of the trail is one of the largest sections of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail, Providence Township will receive $94,000 to develop trail heads and additional parking areas. The money will also be used to explore other recreational opportunities that can be offered to the public. The total project cost is $123,084.

The final grant awards $94,000 to Manor Township to rehabilitate the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge to connect the township’s existing 5.2-mile section of the Enola Low grade Rail Trail to a 25-mile section of trail that is currently being developed, filling a gap in a regionally significant greenway. The total project cost is $2,492,936.

“This funding, provided by the Marcellus Legacy Fund, enhances our local communities using the impact fee imposed on unconventional natural gas wells. Our townships have the opportunity to pursue additional projects benefitting residents because of the grants, and I’m pleased to see that they’re taking advantage of it,” Cutler said.

The funds were a part of the $28.5 million made available during the past two years to fund six Marcellus Legacy Fund programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).

The fee has generated more than $400 million and is benefiting every Pennsylvanian. The majority of the revenues are distributed to local governments where drilling is taking place, with the remainder of the money used for statewide initiatives.

The programs are administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Department of Environmental Protection, under the direction of the CFA.

Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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