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Bridge Educational Foundation to Announce $71,000 in EITC Scholarships to Local Families

Scholarship funding made possible through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program 

WHAT:

Representatives from Bridge Educational Foundation and its donors, Enterprise Holdings and Waste Management will announce $71,000 in scholarships to families of Bucks and Eastern Montgomery Counties.  Archbishop Wood HS students will have a Question & Answer session with the guests listed below.

WHO:

  • Senator Tommy Tomlinson
  • Representative Tina Davis
  • Representative Frank Farry
  • Representative Thomas Murt
  • Representative Helen Tai
  • Representative Katharine Watson
  • Craig Snelgrove, Enterprise Holdings
  • Judy Archibald, Waste Management
  • School officials invited from Bryn Athyn Church School, Buckingham Friends School, Comprehensive Learning Center, Conwell-Egan Catholic HS, Holy Family Regional Catholic School, Newtown Friends School, Our Lady of Grace School, The Pen Ryn School, Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, Regina Angelorum Academy, St. Basil Academy, St. Joseph/St. Robert School, St. Katherine Drexel Regional Catholic School and St. Michael the Archangel School

WHEN:
October 4, 2018 from 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Archbishop Wood High School
655 York Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974
215-672-5050

 

Background:  Bridge Educational Foundation is a scholarship organization recognized as an approved 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was established under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Foundation’s core mission is to partner families and schools with Pennsylvania businesses to provide scholarship opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.  Based in Harrisburg, PA, Bridge Educational Foundation is currently one of the largest and most innovative scholarship organizations of its kind, raising more than $31 million to provide educational opportunities for low-income families statewide.  www.bridgeedu.org

Contact: Kelly Gerdes
Office Phone: 717-214-6792
Cell Phone: 717-389-2462

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Tomlinson Announces Over $1.2 Million in State Grants for Local Projects

(HARRISBURG) — Seven organizations and municipalities in the 6th Senatorial District have been awarded state funding for projects that will provide public infrastructure updates, flood mitigation and recreation opportunities for area residents, according to Senator Tommy Tomlinson.

Tomlinson said the grants and loans were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The projects approved for funding are a part of three different programs that are administered by the CFA, including the PA Small Water and Sewer Program, Flood Mitigation Program, and Greenways Trails & Recreation Program.

“I am pleased that our region will benefit from this much-needed state funding for important public improvements to better serve area residents and businesses,” Tomlinson said. “These local projects will help to contribute to our local economy and improve the quality of life for those who live here.”

Bristol Borough Water and Sewer Authority

$361,845 grant to upgrade the Pond Street pump station, including replacement of the pumps and controls, modifications to the existing structures, new piping, telemetry equipment and a backup generator system. The upgrades will assist the Borough in their continuing effort to replace and rehabilitate its sewage handling capacity. The existing pump station has become worn, unsafe and outdated with time, and is increasingly challenging and expensive to operate and maintain effectively, safely, and reliably. The total project cost is $425,700.

Borough of Penndel

$213,155 grant for improvements to the sanitary sewer lines within the Borough’s collection system. The borough’s sanitary sewer collection system has undersized sanitary sewer lines causing sanitary sewer overflows due to capacity constraint. A 12-inch sewer line discharges to an 8-inch sewer line in a manhole along Neshaminy Creek causing untreated sewage to be expelled from the manhole. This project will increase the line to 12-inch to provide consistent diameter pipe size. The project will also include the replacement of 56-year old manholes and install watertight frames and lids. The total project cost is $480,289.

Warwick Township Water and Sewer Authority

$65,965 grant for a water main extension. The proposed project will install 880 linear feet of a secondary water main to the residents living along Eddowes Road and Moland Drive in Warwick Township. The additional water main will add another complete loop of water service to the residents in case of emergencies in addition to connecting the northern and southern water systems that are currently separately maintained by the Authority.  The total project cost is $77,607.

Bristol Borough

$167,450 grant for a flood mitigation study on Adams Hollow and Otter Creek in the Borough of Bristol, Bucks County. In 2017, FEMA added over 240 properties in historic Bristol Borough to the 100-year floodplain due to increased flooding in areas of Adams Hollow and Otter Creeks.  As a result, it has become difficult for new development to occur due to the restrictions for constructing within the floodplain. The Borough will conduct a study of Adams Hollow and Otter Creek, as well as the condition of Silver Lake which feeds the two creeks. The study will help determine what has caused the increased flooding and allow the engineer to develop a construction project to alleviate the flooding. The total project cost is $197,000.

Bensalem Township

$94,127 grant to make accessibility improvements to Bensalem Central Park. Bensalem Township will formalize pedestrian travel from Hulmeville Road lo the existing trail bridge leading to the core of Bensalem Central Park. Currently, park visitors use self-made foot paths for access. Pedestrians will benefit from increased accessibility and safety provided by a total of 1,675 LF of 10 foot-wide gravel trail and from the addition of informational and wayfinding signage, ADA parking, markings, and access. Total project cost is $231,049.

Northampton Township

$237,567 grant to design and construct the New Road Trailhead as a link to their municipal park.  Northampton Township will design and construct the New Road Trailhead and trail to link existing residential neighborhoods to the municipal park to provide safe pedestrian access to the park. The New Road Trailhead will consist of a parking lot, neighborhood sidewalk connection, 430 LF of trail, and an eight-foot-wide boardwalk-bridge. The trail connection will include lighting, trail signage, and stormwater management. The boardwalk-bridge will span a vegetated basin within the established easement as a raised pathway over the basin floor to avoid disturbance of the basin’s stormwater design capacity. The total project cost is $279,491.

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Bucks

$140,904 grant for Phase II environmental site assessment of the Bensalem Drum Dump site.

The authority plans to tum the blighted brownfield site located on Galloway Road into a trail head which will tie into the Mill Creek Trail. The properly is located in the Bucks County Enterprise Zone and consists of 16 separate parcels of land for a total of 6+/- acres and all declared blighted under the PA Urban Redevelopment Law. A drum recycling and reconditioning business operated on the subject site from 1965-1968. A recent limited environmental investigation performed on the subject property by PAOEP on October 8, 2015 revealed concentrations of several heavy metals. The authority is now seeking to perform Phase II site assessment activities to ultimately preserve the site as open space and Incorporate It into Bensalem Township’s municipal park system. The total project cost is $165,770.

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Public Roundtable on School Safety – Bensalem, PA

Senate Majority Policy Committee
Public Roundtable

School Safety

September 18, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.

Bucks County Visitor Center | Conference Room
3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

 

1:00 p.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks  

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee
Senator Robert M. Tomlinson
Senator Mike Regan
Matthew D. Weintraub, District Attorney, Bucks County

1:15 p.m.        Roundtable Discussion

Representative Gene DiGirolamo
Representative Frank Farry
Cliff Fiedler, Director of Security, Neshaminy School District
Melanie Gehrens, Superintendent, Bristol Township School District
Mark Goldberg, Chief of Police, Warwick Township Police Department
Fred Harran, Director of Public Safety, Bensalem Township Police Department
Steven R. Henry, Chief of Police, Bristol Borough Police Department
Mark Hoffman, Executive Director, Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Kasey Kollar, Director of Operations, Bucks County Intermediate Unit
John Kopicki, Superintendent, Central Bucks School District
Ted Krimmel, Chief of Police, Lower Southampton Township Police Department
Sam Lee, Superintendent, Bensalem Township School District
Paul Meehan, Director of Administration, Neshaminy School District
Dante Montella, Detective Sergeant, Warwick Township Police Department
Mike Pennington, Lieutenant, Lower Southampton Township Police Department
Andrew Pollack, School Director, Centennial School District
Bill Reick, Security Manager, Council Rock School District
Glenn M. Schloeffel, School Director, Central Bucks School District
Thomas F. Shaffer, Superintendent, Bristol Borough School District
Joshua Sweigard, Business Manager, Bristol Township School District
Robert Whartenby, Director of Facilities, Centennial School District

3:00 p.m.        Adjourn

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