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Upper Chichester Township Receives $285,000 Grant for Street Sweeper Purchase

Upper Chichester Township Receives $285,000 Grant for Street Sweeper Purchase

Posted on March 24, 2023

Upper Chichester Township in Delaware County is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $285,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Local Share Account (LSA) program to purchase a street sweeper. The grant was announced by Senator John I. Kane of the 9th Senatorial District.

The Township requested LSA funding to purchase a street sweeper to clean up litter in the Boothwyn Town Center as well as other high-profile areas throughout the Township, clean storm drain inlets, and assist Upper Chichester’s sanitation plans and overall care of the community. All LSA funds will be used toward the equipment purchase, which will be managed and maintained by the Upper Chichester Township Public Works Department under the supervision of Public Works Director Jim Putman.

The Upper Chichester Board of Commissioners issued a joint statement in support of the purchase, saying, "We are grateful for the support of Senator Kane and everyone at the state level who approved our request for funding for this important purchase. Upper Chichester Township is the gateway to Pennsylvania from the south and we want to ensure we make a positive first impression. This investment in our community's infrastructure maintenance will allow us to do just that and have a positive impact on the quality of life for all of our residents. We can’t wait to get the Street sweeper procured and in service."

The Pennsylvania LSA program provides funds to support economic development, community revitalization, and public interest projects in the Commonwealth. The program is funded by gaming revenue generated by casinos, and the funds are distributed by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The program has been successful in supporting a wide range of projects across the Commonwealth and has been instrumental in improving the quality of life for many Pennsylvanians.

Township Manager George L. Needles III commented on the grant announcement, stating, "With the funding received from Senator Kane and the Pennsylvania LSA program, our Township will be able to make this key purchase. This new street sweeper will allow us to better maintain the cleanliness of our Township and provide a safer and more welcoming environment for both our residents and visitors."

Upper Chichester Township looks forward to utilizing the new street sweeper to enhance the cleanliness and safety of the community.


Media Contact:

George L. Needles

Township Manager