Feb. 22, 2023

MAHAONY CITY – Rep. Dane Watro (R-Luzerne/Schuylkill) today is pleased to announce that Mahanoy City has been relieved of its “distressed city” status.

On Feb. 23, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello will hold an event Thursday, Feb. 23 with state officials at borough hall announcing that Mahanoy City’s status as a financially distressed municipality under Act 47 is ending.

The Schuylkill County borough, which was designated as distressed on Feb. 18, 2016, will be the 20th municipality to recover from its distressed status. It has been considered a distressed city for over seven years.

“I am more than pleased to see this great news for the residents of Mahanoy City and the surrounding area,” said Watro. “I look forward to seeing and continuing to be a part of the borough’s growth and prosperity.”

Residents can stay connected to district and Capitol happenings by following Watro on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepWatro.

Representative Dane Watro
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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