COLUMBUS—State Senator Joe Uecker
(R-Miami Township) this week expressed his support for two local projects that were approved for additional funding this week by the State Controlling Board—a mechanism for handling state budget changes and approving state spending.
"I am happy to see the Controlling Board approve funds to improve the trail network in our community and also make needed upgrades at the Brown County Agricultural Society," said Uecker. "I look forward to seeing the progress made on these projects that will ultimately have a positive impact on the lives of people in southwest Ohio."
Specifically, $126,750 was released for design and construction administration services for the net phase of stabilization projects at the Little Miami State Park, along the Little Miami Scenic River in Greene, Warren, Clermont and Hamilton counties.
In addition, $150,000 was approved for capital improvements at the Brown County Agricultural Society for the construction of the Junior Fair Covered Arena, located at the Brown County Fairgrounds. During the 132nd General Assembly, Uecker worked with his Senate colleagues to secure funding for the arena through the State Capital Budget.
The facility will be owned by the Brown Coutny Agricultural Society and sponsored by the Brown County Horseman's Association.
"It was a pleasure working with Brown County to secure funding for this project, and I applaud the Controlling Board's approval which will allow it to move forward," added Uecker.
For more information, please visit the Controlling Board's website by clicking here