Senator Marty Flynn Secures Over $900,000 in Grants for CFA Act 13 Greenways, Trails, Recreation, and Watershed Restoration Projects

Senator Marty Flynn Secures Over $900,000 in Grants for CFA Act 13 Greenways, Trails, Recreation, and Watershed Restoration Projects

Scranton, PA – January 16, 2024 − Senator Marty Flynn alongside State Representatives Bridget Kosierowski, Jim Haddock, Kyle Donahue, and Eddie Day Pashinski are thrilled to announce the approval of grants totaling over $900,000 for the CFA Act 13 Greenways, Trails, Recreation, and Watershed Restoration Projects. These grants will play a pivotal role in enhancing the natural and recreational landscapes of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

The breakdown of the grants is as follows:

Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grants:

Dalton Borough – Dalton Streamside Park Revitalization Project, Lackawanna County – $125,000
Lackawanna Valley Conservancy – Depot Street Trail Head, Lackawanna County – $50,000
City of Scranton – Davis Trail Revitalization, Lackawanna County – $50,000
Taylor Borough – Pedestrian Access in Taylor Borough, Lackawanna County – $104,000
The Borough of Dickson City – Dickson City Riverfront Park Development Project – Final Phase, Lackawanna County – $175,000
City of Pittston – Pittston City BMX Park, Luzerne County – $150,000
Pittston Township – Tony Attardo Memorial Park Rehabilitation Project Phase II, Luzerne County – $105,000

Watershed Restoration Grants:

City of Scranton – Leggett’s Creek Greenway Eco-Restoration, Lackawanna County – $100,000
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority – Plains Township Mill Creek Streambank Restoration Project, Luzerne County – $50,000

Senator Flynn congratulates all the grant recipients, emphasizing the positive impact these funds will have on community development, recreational facilities, and environmental restoration. The projects aim to contribute significantly to the aesthetic appeal and overall well-being of Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

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Public Grievance Submission Period Open for Water/Sewer Rate Increase

Public Grievance Submission Period Open for Water/Sewer Rate Increase

SCRANTON, PA − January 5, 2024 − Senator Marty Flynn and State Representative Kyle Donahue, in collaboration with State Representatives Bridget Kosierowski, Kyle Mullins, and Jim Haddock, played a pivotal role in a teleconference meeting held on January 3rd with the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to address the pressing issue of the water/sewer rate increase.

This period presents a significant opportunity for the community, especially those with fixed incomes and elderly citizens, to actively participate in the ongoing discourse surrounding the water/sewer rate hike. Senator Flynn and Representatives Donahue, Kosierowski, Mullins, and Haddock strongly encourage all affected individuals, particularly those facing financial challenges, to take advantage of this allocated time frame and promptly submit their grievances.

A heartfelt thank you to the Northeast Legislative Delegation for their unwavering support and efforts in securing this public grievance submission period. Your dedication to the community is truly appreciated.

To simplify the complaint submission process, a dedicated office has been established at 341 N Washington Ave in downtown Scranton. This central location will serve as a hub for citizens, providing accessible support for those in need and fostering engagement to facilitate a more comprehensive discourse on this critical issue.

The Senator and State Representatives fervently encourage community members to actively participate by submitting complaints and attending the forthcoming public hearing, scheduled for the week of January 29th (details on event time and location to follow). They stress the significance of collective community voices in influencing the resolution of this matter.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact:
Oppose PA Water Hike
341 N Washington Ave Scranton PA
OpposePAWaterHike@gmail.com
272-892-1441

 

Senator Flynn and State Representatives Unite Against “Massive” Water-Rate Increases Proposed by Pennsylvania American Water, Citing Affordability Concerns for Local Residents

Senator Flynn and State Representatives Unite Against “Massive” Water-Rate Increases Proposed by Pennsylvania American Water, Citing Affordability Concerns for Local Residents

Scranton November 17, 2023 − In a joint effort, Senator Marty Flynn and State Representatives Kyle Mullins, Bridget Kosierowski, and Kyle Donahue are deeply concerned in regards to the substantial water-rate increases proposed by Pennsylvania American Water. The proposed hikes, ranging from 25% to 32%, scheduled for August 2024, are raising alarms about the impact on the affordability of water services for local residents.

In the rate-hike request filed on November 8 with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, the suggested increases for typical water bills include:

  • Residential: A 25% increase, raising the cost from $70.65 to $88.24 for 3,201 gallons a month.
  • Commercial: A 27% increase, elevating charges from $346.13 to $439.77 for 22,094 gallons a month.
  • Industrial: A 32% increase, escalating fees from $7,663.50 to $10,173.68 for 685,947 gallons a month.

The financial burden on residents has deeply concerned Senator Flynn and State Representatives on what they describe as a “massive increase which will burden our working families and seniors on fixed incomes and have a devastating impact on monthly budgets.”

Senator Flynn and State Reps are set to hold a press conference Monday, November 20th at 11am on Stafford Ave in Scranton advocating for local residents. He emphasizes the detrimental impact on affordability and highlights the pressing need to ensure that essential water services remain affordable to all.

As the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reviews the requested rate increase, residents are encouraged to:

  • Send Letters: Address concerns or objections to the PUC, emphasizing the potential adverse impact on household budgets.
  • Attend Public Input Hearings: Present testimony at PUC public input hearings, expressing views and concerns.
  • File Formal Complaints: Become a party to the case by filing a formal complaint before January 7, 2024. This will allow residents to participate in all hearings about the rate increase request and receive copies of all materials distributed by other parties.

For more information, residents can contact the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission at 1-800-692-7380 or visit www.puc.state.pa.us.

Senator Flynn remains steadfast in advocating for residents and safeguarding against what they perceive as an unwarranted financial burden on the community.

Senator Marty Flynn Announces Over $7M in Grants for Community Projects and Infrastructure Development in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Senator Marty Flynn Announces Over $7M in Grants for Community Projects and Infrastructure Development in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties

Scranton, PA – May 16, 2023 – Today, Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) announced a total of $7,074,726 in grants awarded to 52 projects in the 22nd Senatorial District.

“I’m thrilled to support the many projects receiving funding in Luzerne and Lackawanna County,” said Senator Flynn. “I’m proud to see these important projects receive the funding we fought so hard for. This funding will not only increase public safety through investments in local law enforcement and emergency services, but it will also help create and sustain thriving communities for the residents of the 22nd District by infusing funds directly into where we live, work and play.”

The Local Share Account was developed from PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act funds, which are distributed by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the purpose of providing support for projects in the public interest.

The following grants, totaling $4,972,629, were awarded in Luzerne County:

  • $440,781 awarded to Avoca Borough for an emergency rescue truck
  • $45,825 awarded to Dupont Borough for Dupont Community Park Restoration
  • $100,000 awarded to Dupont Borough for a maintenance garage
  • $30,000 awarded to Dupont Borough for assorted computer upgrades
  • $15,000 awarded to Dupont Borough for a Veteran Monument
  • $114,045 awarded to Duryea Borough for the Germania Remodel Project
  • $116,200 awarded to Hughestown Borough for the 2022 Salt Shed Project
  • $123,704 awarded to Hughestown Borough for an equipment purchase project
  • $103,140 awarded to Jenkins Township for the purchase of two police vehicles
  • $67,910 awarded to Jenkins Township for firefighter turnout gear
  • $365,000 awarded to Jenkins Township for the Street Paving Project
  • $77,103 awarded to Laflin Borough for the purchase of a work truck
  • $225,340 awarded to Laflin Borough for stormwater improvements
  • $17,435 awarded to Laflin Borough for Storz Fire Hydrant Adapters
  • $94,157 awarded to Laurel Run Borough for the purchase of public safety equipment
  • $100,000 awarded to Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority for the Pittston YMCA childcare expansion and facility modernization
  • $500,000 awarded to Pittston City for the construction of an 80,000 square foot development project
  • $295,000 awarded to Pittston Township for the Emergency Services Upgrade Project
  • $265,385 awarded to Plains Township for the East Mountain Boulevard Roadway Improvements & Paving Project
  • $162,275 awarded to Plains Township for the Plains Township COSTAR New DPW Garbage Packer Project
  • $115,000 awarded to West Pittston Borough for the West Pittston Borough 2022 Municipal Building Renovations Project
  • $250,000 awarded to West Pittston Borough for the Wyoming Area Regional Police Force Building Renovation Project
  • $215,000 awarded to Wilkes-Barre Township for HVAC Replacement & Upgrades
  • $157,075 awarded to Wilkes-Barre City for the Bucket Truck Project
  • $78,561 awarded to Wilkes-Barre City for the Department of Public Works Skid Steer
  • $264,000 awarded to Wilkes-Barre City for the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority (LCFPA) Flood Protection Equipment Project
  • $250,000 awarded to Wilkes-Barre City for Volunteers of America Pennsylvania (VOAPA) Housing – Phase II
  • $250,000 awarded to Wilkes-Barre City for the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Multi-Purpose Room Transformation Project
  • $134,684 awarded to Yatesville Borough for the 2022 Yatesville Borough Basketball Court Improvement Project

The following grants, totaling $2,102,106, were awarded in Lackawanna County:

  • $35,410 awarded to Dalton Borough for a RAM 2500 Public Works Truck
  • $64,400 awarded to Dunmore Borough for parking meters
  • $120,000 awarded to Dunmore Borough for VFW roof replacement/kitchen repairs
  • $130,000 awarded to Glenburn Township for Glenburn Township DPW Building Phase I
  • $62,842 awarded to Lackawanna County for roof repair and replacement at the 20th Ward Social Club
  • $17,224 awarded to Lackawanna County for Connell Park Little League Field and Concession Equipment
  • $90,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for the Dunmore Missy League Field Lighting Project
  • $121,542 awarded to Lackawanna County for Eagle McClure Fire Dept. HVAC Replacement Facility Improvements
  • $140,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for the Friendship House Building Renovation Project
  • $70,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for Hillside Park Boundless Playground Resurfacing
  • $100,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for the Old Forge Lions Little League – Renovation Project
  • $27,500 awarded to Lackawanna County for Scranton Veterans Memorial Stadium Fund
  • $57,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for the Tripp Park Miss-E League Improvement Project
  • $190,537 awarded to Lackawanna County for the West Scranton Alumni Wrestling Association
  • $35,139 awarded to Moosic Borough for Moosic Youth Center – Roof Replacement
  • $100,000 awarded to Scranton City for Billy Barrett Park Rehabilitation
  • $11,000 awarded to Scranton City for Farmers Market – Security & Facilities Upgrades
  • $100,000 awarded to Scranton City for the NeighborWorks – Clover Field Park Improvement Plan
  • $100,000 awarded to Scranton City for Playground Makeover with ADA Complaint Pathways
  • $117,431 awarded to Scranton City for a SAF Century Club Upgrade
  • $100,400 awarded to Scranton City for Scranton Workforce Housing
  • $261,681 awarded to Scranton City for Streetscape and Historic Improvements
  • $50,000 awarded to Taylor Borough for Taylor DPW Maintenance Garage Upgrades

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Senator Flynn to Host Disability Outreach Appointments Beginning January 18

Senator Flynn to Host Disability Outreach Appointments Beginning January 18

SCRANTON, PA – January 11, 2023 – State Senator Marty Flynn has partnered with MyCIL, a Scranton based non-profit that supports independent living for those with disabilities, to provide disability related information and resources for community members in the 22nd district.

“People with disabilities in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties have access to many resources, organizations, and individuals who want to support them,” said Sen. Flynn. “I’m proud to partner with MyCIL to make information and those resources more readily available to anyone who can benefit. Help is out there. My hope is that this partnership will make that help easier to access.”

Starting January 18th, a representative from MyCIL will take appointments with individuals and families in Senator Flynn’s office, located at 409 N. Main Avenue, Scranton. During appointments, MyCIL representatives can discuss services to promote greater independence, including obtaining home & community-based services, transportation, and housing.

Appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Residents interested in scheduling an appointment can contact Senator Flynn’s office at 570-207-2881.

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