Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Help Northumberland County Eliminate Blight August 03, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to eliminate blight in municipalities across Northumberland County, revitalizing communities and bringing the potential for further economic development in the area.“Strong communities help to build a strong economy and my administration is committed to addressing blight and has invested in community redevelopment that enhances this goal,” said Governor Wolf. “Northumberland County has developed a unique blight elimination strategy. This investment will support the ongoing blight elimination efforts in Northumberland County and will greatly increase the quality of life for residents.”The Housing Authority of Northumberland County was awarded a $750,000 grant to support the county’s “Fight the Blight” initiative. The county will acquire and demolish approximately 60 blighted and abandoned properties in the county that will be redeveloped for commercial and housing purposes. Additionally, the housing authority will rehabilitate ten additional blighted structures to be sold to modest-income homebuyers. The project continues the highly successful effort launched by the housing authority in 2011 to work cooperatively with communities by identifying and prioritizing blighted properties for demolition and rehabilitation.The project is expected to bring economic growth through enhanced property values, a stronger local tax base, and increased commercial and residential development.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary for Monday, March 26.View Roundup 03-28 in a larger mapMiscellaneous incidentsat 5:44 p.m., a student on Orchard Avenue reported that someone has been dumping garbage on the back porch of her apartment for several weeks and a subsequent investigation by DPS officers revealed that another student who lives in a neighboring apartment was responsible. The officers counseled the student about his behavior and he agreed to stop.at 11:30 a.m., DPS officers responded to two staff members who reported that they spilled radioactive material on their clothing at the USC Endocrine Laboratory. The staff members changed out of the affected clothing and cleaned up the spill before the officers arrived and a radiation safety specialist who responded to the scene determined that there was no safety hazard. The specialist took custody of the contaminated clothing for disposal and the staff members returned to work.