COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) announced today he has secured funding for key projects in the 31st District, including $850,000 for four projects in Perry County.
"I am pleased that we are able to support our local communities through the Capital Budget this year,” said Hottinger. "The investments made today in projects like local parks and cultural centers will go a long way to improve the quality of life and opportunities for residents of the 31st Senate District."
Capital Budget funding secured by Hottinger for Perry County:
- $300,000 for the Perry County Agriculture Society Multi-Purpose Building to be used for needs such as disaster relief, programs/functions for county entities, veterans, blood drives, food distributions and 4-H/FFA youth projects.
- $250,000 for Somerset Builders Club to complete renovations of the second floor and to develop and implement supportive programming for regional economic development and local community revitalization, which includes leasing co-working space to private entities as well as providing entrepreneurs with support and access to maker space equipment and resources.
- $200,000 for the Mount Aloysius Community Outdoor Recreation Center in New Lexington for the enhancement of Mt. Aloysius’s football field and shelter house for activities including recreational sports and organized sporting events for both the developmentally disabled community and local residents and schools.
- $100,000 for Jacob Miller’s Tavern to preserve the structure and enable the project to get quotes for building stabilization and allow the project to advance forward.
A full list of community projects for the entire state will be available later this week.
The Capital Budget will go to the Governor's desk for signing once it is approved by the House and Senate on Wednesday.