COLUMBUS – State Representative Brian Lampton (R-Beavercreek) supported the passage of House Bill 687, the state’s two-year, $3.5 billion construction budget for capital projects.
The bill includes $100 million for school safety grants, which will help public and private schools address local building security needs; $600 million for public school building construction, renovation, and repairs; and $400 million for the Public Works Commission to help communities with local road, bridge, and water projects.
The legislation will also make appropriations that will fund the following 73rd House District projects:
- The City of Fairborn will receive $75,000 for the construction of their new Memorial Park;
- The Glen Helen Nature Preserve will receive $750,000 to improve accessibility to the park;
- The WYSO Radio Station will receive $300,000 as part of an $8.7 million project to rebuild their station headquarters in Yellow Springs;
- Sugarcreek Township will receive $90,000 for the construction of a new Veterans Memorial Park;
- Greene County Parks & Trails Department in collaboration with the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District will receive $75,000 to improve watercraft access to the Little Miami River and provide greater outdoor recreational opportunities for the public.
“Investing in our local communities is crucial for our continued growth,” said Lampton. “I have worked diligently to ensure our residents see their dollars reinvested in our community.”
Included in the Capital Budget was $10.8 million for improvements to infrastructure and building safety at Wright State University.
“The university is a staple in our community,” said Lampton. “These funds will go a long way to improve the university for generations to come.”
The legislation passed the Ohio Senate and Ohio House on Wednesday and will now head to the governor for his consideration.