Rep. Anielski Announces Introduction Of Bill To Fund Community Improvement Projects
SB 310 invests in Ohio's communities, encourages economic development

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) today announced that a bill to fund community improvement projects was introduced in the state legislature.

Senate Bill 310, also known as the capital budget bill, invests a total of nearly $2.6 billion in funding across Ohio for priorities like infrastructure, workforce development and the arts. The most significant portion of the funding goes toward supporting repairs and renovations at primary and secondary education facilities through the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

A significant part of the funding goes toward higher education needs, such as for facility maintenance and learning programs.

The capital budget’s investments are consistent with the legislature’s commitment of fiscal responsibility and a stronger, more competitive economic climate.

The introduced version of the bill includes projects in Cuyahoga County, specifically within the 6th House District.

The Chagrin Falls Center for Community Arts project, expected to be funded in the bill, will allow the school district to engage the local community in a two year process, creating a facility master plan that meets 21st century educational needs, honors the value and tradition of a school within the village, and creates synergistic partnerships to grow the arts community, resulting in continued economic growth.

Chagrin Falls School District Superintendent, Bob Hunt, stated, “The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District and local partner organizations are excited to be included in today’s introduction of the state of Ohio’s Capital Budget.  We believe this project will provide a unique educational and economic impact in our local community and throughout northeast Ohio.  We are very appreciative of the support and leadership Representative Marlene Anielski has provided throughout this process.”

Another project in Rep. Anielski’s district to be awarded funding in the capital bill was the building renovation of the Historical Society of Broadview Heights. Renovating the building would allow the Historical Society a place to safely and properly display their artifacts to ensure they are preserved and appreciated by the public.

Kristina Sorensen, Economic Development Coordinator of Broadview Heights, said, “We are overjoyed with excitement and extremely thankful to have been included in the capital budget bill to renovate the Broadview Heights Historical Society building.  When Mayor Sam Alai, Council President Bob Boldt, and Council Historical Society Representative Tom Pavlica all encouraged the submission of a capital funding request for the purpose of renovating the Historical Society building, our local support was met with the enthusiasm and genuine interest of Representative Anielski, who truly understood the importance of this project to our local community.  This funding has spurred an excitement of possible construction jobs, community support, and a renewed interest in celebrating the rich history of Broadview Heights.  We cannot thank Representative Anielski and the Capital Budget Committee enough for their generosity towards the City of Broadview Heights!”

“The funding of these vital projects within my district, and the Cuyahoga County region, is a direct result of a team effort,” Rep. Anielski said.  “The funding would not have been possible without the vision and hard work of many constituents in my district.  I appreciate the meetings and open communication that took place to ensure the highest chance of success.  The projects will benefit so many lives throughout the region and I am thrilled that our hard work paid off.”

The capital budget is the product of close collaboration between Governor John Kasich, state agencies, presidents of Ohio’s colleges and universities, local leaders, legislative members and leaders, members of the economic development community, and others within Ohio’s communities.

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