Company Behind Gas Plant Donates $50k for Park Improvements in Salem Twp.

SOURCE: Times Leader

SALEM TWP. — Representatives of the Caithness Moxie Freedom Generating Station contributed more than $50,000 to the township earlier this month for improvements and new recreational equipment at the Salem Township Park.“We are proud to support community initiatives like the improvements at the park that will provide a great place for local families to enjoy time outdoors,” said Ross D. Ain, executive vice president of Caithness Energy LLC.

The improvements included new picnic tables, garbage and recycling cans, a drinking fountain, a baseball backstop, team benches, bleachers, soccer goals, basketball court lines, signs and shade trees. Electricity was installed for outdoor movies and for the new pavilion. A new park ride, a Stand-N-Spin Xccent, was also installed.

Township Supervisor Steve Fraind thanked Caithness Moxie Freedom officials for their support. “The generous donations to our fire department and toward our park will go a long way toward providing excellent amenities and services for our township residents,” Fraind said.

The Caithness Moxie Freedom team, composed of Caithness Energy, Moxie Energy and Gemma Power Systems, has supported and is undertaking several public improvement projects in the township and the surrounding area.

In 2015, Caithness Moxie Freedom donated $300,000 to support a major renovation of the Ber-Vaughn pool in Berwick.

In June, the project team presented a $10,000 donation to the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Co. The team made a $5,000 donation in 2016.

It will increase its donation to $20,000 when the natural gas-fired power generating station is operational in 2018. It will increase further to $20,500 in 2019 and by $500 each year for the next 19 years.

Recently, Gemma Power Systems hosted a golf tournament benefiting the local chapter of the ALS Association. The charity tournament raised more than $72,000 in memory of Kevin Belles, a local contractor who had worked on the project.

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