Pashinski, Flynn applaud two state funding projects in Plains Township

HARRISBURG, Nov. 30 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated today two state grants awarded to Plains Township.

Plains Township will use the $265,385 in Local Share Account funding for paving improvements on East Mountain Boulevard located in Plains Township, Luzerne County. Plains Township also received $162,275 in LSA funding to purchase a 2024 Freightliner 114SD Packer chassis truck, along with a 25-cubic-yard Cobra Magnum Series rear load packer that will be attached to the back of the truck to compress the garbage that is collected.

“I am proud to have helped secure this funding and I must thank Sen. Flynn and Jerry Yozwiak for their equal efforts in securing this funding for Plains Township,” said Pashinski. “The pavement project is a priority because of the impact around the Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center as it continues to expand. In addition, Plains Township’s current garbage truck is aging and having a newer one will continue to support the residents of Plains and continue to provide reliable service and support. These projects will continue to improve the quality of life for those living in the community, which is always the goal of these grants.”

“This funding guarantees the thriving future of Plains Township,” said Flynn. “Beginning with essential improvements in infrastructure through an important pavement project and the acquisition of a dependable garbage truck.”

Jerry Yozwiak, chairman of Plains Township’s board of commissioners, was also in attendance.

“We must thank Rep. Pashinski and Sen. Marty Flynn for helping and getting the necessary funding for the township,” said Yozwiak. “Their work is constant and goes beyond party affiliation to do what is best for those residing here and other townships in the area. Anyone that works with townships knows that garbage trucks go quickly and are in a constant state of repair and replacement, and that projects like the pavement project are competitive. I am happy that we were awarded this funding and that we have these grants to offset the taxpayers."

Local Share Account funding was created by the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act (Act 71 of 2004), which provides for the distribution of gaming revenue through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support projects in the public interest within Pennsylvania.