They thought they had the grant, but the Reynoldsville Borough Council did not have any official word. Now, that word has come through.
Borough Secretary Jacqueline Dixon informed Reynlow Community News on January 27 that the borough has received a contract from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for a $200,000 grant for the year 2021.
The breakdown includes $173,765 for renovations at the Reynoldsville Pool. Another $25,235 will be used for work at the Reynoldsville Veterans Memorial Park on Main Street. Another $1000 has been set aside for the required audit.
At several meetings, council was informed that it had received the grant, but there was no official word. Now that the contract has been received, the two benefiting organizations can move forward.
Pool board member Jack Matusky responded to the report with, “Great news.” He said the money will be used for immediate repairs to the pool and that his organization plans to seek more funding for additional renovations.
Plans are also moving forward with the veterans memorial park. The park committee meets next Wednesday night at 7 at the American Legion to map out a plan for the spring. The committee also plans to continue seeking funds to help finish the park this year.