Senator Gordner says State Funding Will Enable Selinsgrove Community Center Project to Move Forward

(SELINSGROVE) – – Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) today announced that Selinsgrove Borough will receive $1.25 million in state funding for the planned expansion of the Selinsgrove Community Center and Library.  He made the announcement today in Selinsgrove to members of the Snyder County Library Board and Borough officials.

“I am pleased to be able to secure these funds for this important community project,” said Senator Gordner.  “Borough and Library officials have worked diligently to design a modern facility and obtain the local share of this project, which will benefit Snyder County residents for generations.”

Senator Gordner said the funding is from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) program, which is competitive and which requires at least a fifty percent local match.  In this case, the $1.25 million will be part of an overall project that is estimated to cost about $5.6 million.

The project will involve renovation and expansion of the current Selinsgrove Community Building which houses borough offices and the Selinsgrove branch of the Snyder County Library system.  The 1970 structure is in extensive need of renovations to comply with current safety codes and accessibility standards, and both the borough and library have outgrown the current space available in the building.  The new building will also incorporate “Green” building principles for energy efficiency.

“I am especially impressed by the plans for the expansion of the library,” said Senator Gordner.  “When completed, Snyder County residents will have access to a state-of-the-art facility.”

The project will be in conjunction with the new Selinsgrove Commons project.  Work on both projects is expected to begin in the spring.