Fedor Responds To $2.6 Billion Capital Budget Bill
More than $27 million allocated for Lucas County Projects
March 07, 2018
 
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State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) today voted to pass the biennial capital budget, House Bill 529.


More than $20,000,000 were allocated in the Capital Appropriations Bill to projects that are partially in Lucas County and more than $27,000,000 were allocated for projects that are fully in Lucas County. Of the $27,000,000 in Lucas-county projects, $25,023,073 were allocated for projects in Toledo. These projects are dedicated to safety, education, technological advancement, beautification, environmentalism and discovery.


“This bill is going to help Toledo go back on the right path and reach our fullest potential,” said Fedor. “The projects that are being funded throughout the state and especially in Lucas County will be economically and socially beneficial to our home. I am anticipating a very exciting period of growth, development, revitalization and engagement in our community,” Fedor continued. “This is my home and I am proud of the State of Ohio for choosing to really invest in us.”


Among the projects being funded in Lucas County are Statewide Developmental Centers for the Department of Developmental Disabilities, parks and renovations by the Department of Natural Resources, the SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation, two Great Lakes projects and many others.


“I am encouraged to see how many Toledo projects were funded. I am particularly looking forward to the SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation. I met with representatives from the Lucas County Commissioners in January and was immediately interested in the project,” said Fedor. “The project is focused on riverfront revitalization and creating exhibition space and event space. The project will be an economic boon to Toledo and will continue the revitalization of our great city. It truly is a game-changer for us in Toledo.”


The Buckeye Institute referred to the Toledo Museum of Art’s project as one of the Top 10 Worst Capital Budget Requests of 2018. The project is focused on unifying the campuses to increase accessibility, sustainability and greenspace.


In response to the Buckeye Institute’s assessment, Fedor said, “I wholly disagree with this assessment and it saddens me greatly that The Buckeye Institute drew this conclusion. This project is worth investing in because the Toledo Museum of Art is a world-renowned space dedicated to education, community engagement, exploration and preservation. Regardless of the institute’s opinion on the request, I believe the project is vital to our community, Toledo’s international standing and our home. It will bring more investment and attention to our amazing museum and city.”


“I am thrilled and so proud to be able to say that Ohio has invested in us, in our city, in our county and in our communities. From the University of Toledo to the Northwest State Community College, from park renovation to the Toledo Museum of Art, we are seeing and experiencing what it means for our state to be dedicated to our home.”


Below is a full list of Lucas-County projects and allocations:






































































































Item/Project Name


Line Item


Appropriations


 


Multi County Projects


 


 


Statewide Developmental Centers (Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Knox, Lucas, Seneca Counties)


C59034


$4,500,000


Department of Natural Resources District Office Renovations (Erie, Hocking, Lucas, Ross, Vinton Counties)


C725N7


$2,455,343


Broadcast Educational Media Commission: Ohio Educational Television (Athens, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Montgomery, Portage, Wood Counties)


C37421


$1,004,875


Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Infrastructure Renovations (Athens, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Stark, Summit Counties)


C58007


$15,085,600


 


Lucas County Projects


 


 


Danny Thomas Park Renovation


C725E2


$400,000


City of Sylvania SOMO Project


C725E2


$100,000


OSHP Headquarters/Post Renovations and Improvements


C76044


$2,000,000


SeaGate Convention Centre Renovation


C230FM


$500,000


Toledo Museum of Art


C230FM


$1,000,000


Valentine Theatre Symphonic Acoustical Enhancement


C230FM


$400,000


Great Lakes Museum of Natural History


C230FM


$200,000


Wolcott House Heritage Center


C230FM


$200,000


National Museum of the Great Lakes Expansion


C230FM


$300,000


Imagination Station Theater Experience


C230FM


$1,000,000


University of Toledo: Building Automation System Upgrades


C34072


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Mechanical System Improvements


C34073


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Building Envelope/Weatherproofing


C34080


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Research Laboratory Renovations


C34089


$1,500,000


University of Toledo: Electrical System Enhancements


C34094


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Underground Steam/Condensate Infrastructure Improvements


C34095


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Savage Arena Pedestrian Bridge Replacement


C34096


$1,000,000


University of Toledo: North Engineering Lab/Classroom Renovations


C34097


$3,000,000


University of Toledo: Classroom Renovations


C34098


$1,500,000


University of Toledo/Ohio State Highway Patrol Public Safety


C34099


$1,200,000


University of Toledo: Network Access Control and Micro Segmentation


C340A1


$2,000,000


University of Toledo: Virtual Laboratory Expansion


C340A2


$700,000


University of Toledo: Application Security


C340A3


$123,073


Northwest State Community College: Mercy College Learning Commons and Classroom Expansion


C38220


$200,000


Total for Lucas County Projects


 


$27,323,073


Total Budget


 


$2,625,867,084

 
 
 
  
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