COLUMBUS –State Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) highlights Belmont County receiving funding as a part of the new Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program.
The program was created because of the State Operating Budget, which was supported by Representative Jones. This rollout of the grant included $192 million for different remediation and cleanup projects throughout the state, and over 1.5 million was allocated to Belmont County.
“Ohio’s Brownfield Remediation Program will help communities throughout our state see improvements to old dilapidated structures in our communities creating new opportunities for residents,” said Jones.
In Belmont County, the following projects have been approved:
- Belmont County Habilitation Center Asbestos Abatement and Demolition Project
- $897,460 awarded to clean up the site including asbestos abatement prior to demolition of the building. After remediation and development, the county plans to construct a building to serve as the new home of the county health department and a county records building.
- Village of Belmont School Asbestos Abatement and Demolition Project
- $679,369 to clean up the building including the abatement of asbestos that is present throughout the building. After demolition, the village of Belmont plans to repurpose the property as green space, eventually adding a band pavilion, picnic shelter, and additional playground equipment to serve the community.