COLUMBUS— State Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) has announced that $5.6 million for the next phase of Buckeye Lake dam rehabilitation project has been approved by the State Controlling Board. The approved funding is the most recent in a series of incremented funding transfers for the project.

The Controlling Board agenda notes that the requested $5,699,442 will go towards “design and construction administration services for Phase 2 of the Buckeye Lake Dam Improvements.” The state has contracted with Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects for design services.

“I am glad to see funding for Buckeye Lake dam repairs approved once again with no objections from the Controlling Board,” Schaffer said. “I will continue to urge ODNR to complete the project as soon as possible so that residents and businesses can get back to life as we know it on Buckeye Lake.”

The Controlling Board is composed of state legislators, as well as the Director of Budget and Management, who are tasked with providing oversight over certain capital and operating expenses of state agencies.

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