State Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) announces the approval of more proposals by the state Controlling Board. This includes appropriations for a local project in Painesville and another measure for further COVID-19 relief.
“With the first rounds of vaccinations happening in Ohio this week, there’s a lot to be optimistic about in overcoming the issues stemming from this virus,” said Callender. “In the meantime, I’m pleased to see the dedication of the Controlling Board in providing much-needed funding to areas who need assistance in combatting this pandemic.”
With today’s meeting, Callender is referencing an item that provided millions to the following:
- $6.2 million to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to give the Department the resources necessary to allow staff to respond to coronavirus within the state’s prisons.
- $2 million to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in order to fund positions to meet COVID-19 health standards.
Additionally, Callender advocated for and supported the approval of a local initiative in Painesville. The project is being allocated over $317,000 for cleanup activities of a gas station, which includes excavation of impacted soil.
This is the last scheduled Controlling Board meeting for the remainder of 2020.