NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) paid $15,000 to Berlin Township on September 14 upon completion of its project to pave the parking lot of the Berlin Township Community Center in Beach Lake, PA.
The funding came out of the $100,000 “Townships, Technology & Sustainability” grant that Pennsylvania Representatives Jonathan Fritz (111th District), Rep. Mike Peifer (139th District), and Senator Lisa Baker (20th District) secured for the UDC in 2019.
The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is administering the UDC’s grant contract that runs through December 31, 2021.
The extension of a paved surface for the property at 50 Milanville Road has improved overall safety, increased handicapped accessibility, and accomplished a more attractive and inviting entrance into the building, with less dirt and mud to be tracked inside.
Serving formerly as the township school, the community center now houses the Board of Supervisors meeting rooms and Township Secretary office. The space is also rented out for meetings by other groups or public gathering occasions.
The Berlin Township Board of Supervisors hired Joseph Blacktopping, LLC of Honesdale, PA to excavate and remove all old blacktop and debris. They installed, rolled, and compacted modified stone where needed, then laid down 2.5 inches of binder asphalt and 1.5 inches of top asphalt over the entire pave area of approximately 2,400 square feet.
The total fee for the job was $18,875.
Berlin is the fourth of the Council’s five PA local government members to complete their projects based on the UDC’s approval of their community need proposals.
Prior grants supported Westfall Township ($12,123.09 for municipal building parking lot renovations and paving), Shohola Township ($15,000 towards the township building’s new roof) and Lackawaxen Township ($14,847.18 towards the Care Cabin Food Pantry). Damascus Township awaits completion of its projects.
For more information on the UDC and its activities, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or its social media pages, or call the Narrowsburg, NY office at (845) 252-3022.