Coal Township police secure PLCB underage drinking grant
COAL TOWNSHIP - The police department, through the township board of commissioners, announced that it has received a $39,500 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to combat underage drinking and dangerous alcohol use in the township.
It was one of 61 grants totaling $2.14 million awarded to municipalities, community groups, schools, universities and law enforcement agencies throughout the state. More than 100 grant requests were received by the PLCB.
Funds will be used by in Coal Township mainly for overtime patrols of known underage party areas in residential areas and in the mountainous areas of the township.
Police and commissioners in a statement said they "thank the PLCB for awarding this valuable grant to aggressively enforce the commonwealth's underage drinking laws within Coal Township in an effort to make our community and children safer."
They also note the assistance of state Sen. John R. Gordner (R-27) and Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107).