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Cross Secures Major District Funding in State Capital Budget

June 1, 2022
Jon Cross News

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COLUMBUS- With the recent passage today of the state capital budget bill, House Bill 687, State Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) has secured $1.8 million for local community projects, $30 million to finalize the Eagle Creek Flood Basin project, and an additional $1.25 million to help Indian Lake’s weed harvesting and maintenance project.

Cross, a member of the House Finance committee, helped oversee the bill through the legislative process. He said the investments made through the capital budget are important to keep the 83rd District safer, stronger and open for business.

“The people of the 83rd District sent me to the Ohio Statehouse to deliver results and once again I’m pleased to deliver strong financial support to Northwest Ohio,” Cross said. “The completion of the Eagle Creek flood basin project, addressing the Indian Lake aquatic weed vegetation issue and championing local community projects is important for to the economic growth and sustainability of Hancock, Hardin and Logan counties.”

Hancock County specific community and agency projects funded within the bill include:

  • Eagle Creek Flood Basin- $30 million
  • Findlay YMCA Child Development Center for Excellence- $1 million
  • Litzenberg Memorial Woods Improvement Project- $498,000
  • Women's Resource Center of Hancock County- $100,000

Hardin County specific community and agency projects funded within the bill include:

  • Kenton Saulisberry Park at France Lake Improvements- $100,000
  • Hardin County Armory Window Restoration- $45,000
  •  Village of Dunkirk Splash Pad and Storage Building- $45,000
  • Alger Park Upgrades- $25,000
  • Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park Playground Equipment- $20,000

Logan County specific community and agency projects funded within the bill include:

  • Indian Lake Weed Harvesting & Maintenance- $750,000
  • Indian Lake Weed Harvester Purchase- $500,000

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. 

Additionally, the bill provides $1.2 billion for the Intel semiconductor manufacturing plant, which will support $20 billion in capital investment and create approximately 3,000 tech jobs, 7,000 construction jobs and tens of thousands of additional support jobs.

The bill now heads to the Governor DeWine’s desk to be signed into law.