– Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced he secured $258,750 in Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) Program funds for Oakdale Borough.
The GEDTF program provides funding for single-year and multi-year projects that promote development in Allegheny County, including economic, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety and public interest. The money comes from the tax assessed on slot games in casinos.
“The Oakdale Community Center serves as a gathering place for the community,” Ortitay said. “As with any building, maintenance is required in order to remain operational. This project will help ensure the roof doesn’t leak for years to come.”
The grant will be used to install a new roof system on the borough’s community center. The work will include removing the existing roof system from the roof deck, inspecting the deck and repairing it as needed, installing full self-adhering ice and snow shielding, attaching standing seam metal panels, and installing new trim metal, gutters and fascia.
The 46th Legislative District includes South Fayette Township and McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Cecil, Chartiers, Mt. Pleasant and North Strabane (Districts 6,7,8 and 9) townships and Canonsburg, Houston and McDonald boroughs in Washington County.