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Ferguson Township honored as sustainable community

Ferguson Township was recognized as a gold-level sustainable community Tuesday through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program.

The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal League, recognizes municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources and serve their communities, according to a news release. Ferguson has met the programs performance criteria, which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.

“We are delighted to see Ferguson Township distinguished among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to both their operations and management as well as within the community,” PML training director Gail Markovitz said.

The township was acknowledged for its progress in several areas, including addressing community design, energy efficiency, health and wellness and fiscal control, the release said.

“Ferguson Township has a long history of commitment to saving taxpayer dollars, using resources efficiently and applying best practices in municipal government and community development,” Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Drew Clemson said. “We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government.”