Zabel instrumental in improvements to Aldan community

DREXEL HILL, July 28 – State Rep. Mike Zabel announced Monday that Aldan Borough has received a $20,000 grant through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

“These state funds will improve the safety and security in our community,” Zabel said. “It’s rewarding to see this money going to projects with results, including the purchase of security cameras that will allow first responders to arrive on the scene more quickly at traffic accidents and emergencies at two busy intersections.” 

The grant helped Aldan purchase:

  • a generator for the municipal building to assist workers and law enforcement during electrical outages.
  • security cameras to oversee the park at Aldan Elementary School.
  • security cameras at two intersections for real-time images to decrease response times for emergencies and offer points of reference for accidents.  
  • a key-entry system at the municipal building to improve security.

Security cameras have been placed at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Providence Avenue as well as the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and Clifton Avenue.

“My office remains committed to helping our local municipalities secure the money and assistance they need from the state,” Zabel said. “State grants are available for a multitude of needs, and we are ready to work with local officials to find solutions -- just like we did when we recently helped Aldan acquire four-way stop signs at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Providence Avenue to try to decrease traffic accidents.”

Residents and local officials can reach out to Zabel’s offices in Clifton Heights and Drexel Hill for assistance. His contact information can be found at

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