Penn-Trafford School Board Supports County Land Bank
On April 15, triblive.com released an article discussing the unanimous vote of the Penn-Trafford, PA School Board approving an intergovernmental-cooperation agreement with the Westmoreland County Land Bank.
Penn-Trafford School Board supports county land bank
The Penn-Trafford School Board is pledging its support for the Westmoreland County Land Bank.
As Trafford council prepares to consider joining the land bank, the school board voted unanimously Monday night to approve an intergovernmental-cooperation agreement with the county organization. Trafford officials have called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, to discuss the land-bank opportunity.
Participation in a land bank could help communities put blighted buildings “back into productive use,” said school board member Dallas Leonard, who works as community-development director for Penn Township.
“I think this is a very, very good thing for us as a school board to cooperate (with),” he said.
The land bank began last year with $100,000 in funding from the county’s redevelopment authority and 10 municipalities as another way to coordinate efforts to reuse or demolish vacant buildings.
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