BUTLER – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today announced the awarding of funding to Butler City that will help support rehabilitation and development improvements. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) at a meeting in Harrisburg.
Butler City will receive a $124,950 grant through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program for upgrades to Ritts Park. The project will rehabilitate the Ritts Monument seating area; install a 10-station Fit Trail; convert an old, unusable tennis court into a pickleball court; restore the walkway; change the landscaping to improve the aesthetics; and plant native plants. The total project cost is $147,000.
“I am pleased funding was approved for this project,” said Mustello. “While these improvements will certainly attract many new visitors to the park, equally important is its impact on the quality of life for the current and future residents in Butler City and Butler Township that live in nearby neighborhoods. Projects like this can help create an atmosphere that draws new residents to the area which can stimulate the local economy. In addition, residents can enjoy the sights, sounds and beauty that Ritts Park offers each day.”
The CFA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth and holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
“These CFA grants have gone a long way in many areas to help promote improvements in recreational areas and develop local programs,” said Mustello. “I will continue to work hard to support the municipalities in my district in their efforts to obtain future CFA grants and to make our district a better place to work, live and play.”
Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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