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Click Highlights Local Projects from State Capital Budget

June 2, 2022
Gary Click News

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COLUMBUS – The state’s new construction budget includes funding for numerous projects throughout both Sandusky and Seneca County. 

“I’m happy investment dollars can come back to the 88th district for worthwhile projects that benefit the communities,” said Click.

Local Projects include: 

  • $1.3 million for general improvement projects at Terra State Community College 
  • $250,000 for paving projects and gate additions at Chudzinski Johansen Conservancy Park
  • $250,000 for general updates at the Rotary Lodge at River Cliff Park Renovation
  • $150,0000 to convert an abandoned gas station into Gibsonburg Logyard Park
  • $600,000 to be used to revitalize 4 acres of downtown Freemont to improve the Fremont Amphitheater Park

Statewide the bill includes $100 million for school safety which will help improve building security needs for public and private schools throughout the state. 

Other highlights of the bill include: 

  • $600 million for school building construction, renovation and repair through the state’s school facilities program
  • $457 million for colleges and universities 
  • $400 million for the Public Works Commission to help communities with local road, bridge, water and sewer projects
  • $587 million for state parks and nature preserves
  • $50 million for the construction and renovation of county jails. Priority would be given to facilities with the greatest needs, as well as projects that would substantially improve the condition, safety and operational ability of the jail.

Lawmakers are expected to wrap up work on the legislation this week.