Continuing its pride in obtaining grants for municipal and recreational renovations, Lansdale Borough received a $160,840 grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
The DVRPC approved the grant application for this purpose: The creation (and linkage) of the borough's portion of the southeastern Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Trail.
"It is indeed my pleasure to announce ... we received a letter from them, stating the borough will receive $160,840 for the trail, between South Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, to the Hatfield-Lansdale border at Koffel Road," said borough Manager Timi Kirchner last week at council's action meeting.
Kirchner complimented Parks and Recreation Director Carl Saldutti, who, she said, put a lot of work into the grant application along with Delta Development. Delta Development Group was hired by the Lansdale Parking Authority to facilitate the solicitation, selection and negotiations with qualified developers for Madison Parking Lot. Part of Lansdale's Liberty Bell Trail will run through the Madison redevelopment.
"This is a highly competitive grant," Kirchner said. "The borough should feel really proud that it received it."
Council President Matt West restated over and over the importance of the grant.
"This is a grant, and you often hear that we should go after more grants. This is a grant."
Kirchner said the award is just one of many that Lansdale has applied for and won over the years.
"This is a big one. Well done," said West.