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900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
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Hon. Brad Roae
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Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
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Roae Measure to Sell Meadville Armory One Step Away from Becoming Law
4/20/2010

The House today approved a measure championed by Rep. Brad Roae (R-Crawford) that would authorize the state to sell the now-vacant National Guard armory at Diamond Park in Meadville.  The bill now heads to the governor’s desk where, after it is signed, it will become a law. 

“It will be nice to see this land and facility put back into productive use,” Roae said.  “It isn’t doing anyone any good by sitting empty and abandoned.” 

Roae’s measure would authorize the state Department of General Services (DGS) to sell the Meadville Armory building and the one-third of an acre of land it sits on.  DGS would convey the land through an invitation for sealed bids or public auction. 

“The sale process will ensure that taxpayers get a fair price for the land,” Roae said. 

The measure – House Bill 1030 – was amended in the state Senate to prohibit the land from being used in the future as the site of a licensed gaming facility. 

The bill authored by Rep. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) originally dealt solely with a vacant Armory conveyance in Venango County.  In July, Roae was able to amend the Meadville Armory conveyance into that bill. 

Proceeds from the sale of both armories will be deposited into the state Treasury Armory Fund, which can be used by the state Department of Military Affairs to purchase equipment for and otherwise support state armories or other facilities used by the Pennsylvania National Guard. 

“This is a win-win situation for taxpayers,” Roae said.  “The sale of this property will help to support other armories and National Guard facilities that our soldiers use.  Perhaps more importantly, it helps to support those soldiers without placing any additional burden on taxpayers.” 

The state’s Administrative Code requires legislative authorization for the conveyance of, easement of or right-of-way to Commonwealth land. 

Rep. Brad Roae
6th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 827-6054
(717) 787-2353
Contact: Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
(717) 772-9845
Member Site: 
RepRoae.com
Caucus Site:  PAHouseGOP.com

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