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In other action, the commissioners approved a move to apply for funds from the Local Share Account (LSA) that comes from gaming money through Monroe County. The funds can be used for public interest and community improvement projects.
In Pike, the money will be used to rehabilitate a building next to the county administration building that is being vacated by the transportation department. The building will house the Children and Youth Department’s Visitation Center.
Potential funding could reach $100,000. The funds will be used to make the building handicapped accessible with handicapped ramps and other adjustments for access. Family services like foster care, family visitation rooms and training for independent living staff are included.
“At a time when the state budget can no longer support many of these programs, we need to find other funding to supply needed resources for the county youth,” Caridi said.