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Mercer County receives grants, loans for equipment needs



Published: Thu, July 11, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania has approved more than $250,000 in grants and loans to aid programs in Mercer County.

The Greenville area is getting the biggest chunk of the money, a total of $111,000 in three grants.

The largest, $96,000, will be used to buy computer equipment, a police car, a dump truck and mowing equipment.

A $5,000 grant will enable the Greenville Area Economic Development Corp. develop a list of community events and assist in developing and promoting those events.

A $10,000 grant will go to the Greenville Area Public Library to help buy a photocopier, a laminator, an electronic typewriter and a microfilm reader/printer.

The Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department is getting a $100,000 low-interest loan to help buy a 2002 Pierce Custom Contender pumper/tanker firetruck.

Other grants are:

U$40,000 to the Mercer County Regional Council of Governments to help buy public safety equipment to be used by 15 local municipal safety departments.

U$12,000 to the Jefferson/Clark Regional Police Department to help buy a police cruiser.

U$8,125 to Mercer County Regional council of Governments to help buy landscaping equipment for use by member municipalities.

U$5,000 to the Mercer County Clerk of Courts to help finance the transfer of legal documents to microfilm for storage.




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