COLUMBUS - State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) today announced the rollout of the state's capital budget, a $3.5 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects.
Senator Schaffer (R-Lancaster) secured more than $5.1 million in funding for multiple projects across the Athens, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, and Pickaway counties.
The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years, and the bill funds needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state. This year’s capital budget includes investments into Ohio’s schools, community centers, natural resources, and more.
“I am proud to have helped secure this funding in this year’s Capital Budget,” Senator Schaffer said. “These investments will have a tremendous impact on building and maintaining our communities in the 20th Senate District. From Buckeye Lake to Lancaster Festival to the Byesville Patriot Park, these capital investments reflect priorities of our local community leaders."
Projects that have secured funding in the 20th District include:
Fairfield: (total funding: $1,250,000)
- Fairfield County Workforce Center - $500,000
- Salvation Army New Community Center - $200,000
- Ohio & Erie Canal Restoration - $175,000
- Lancaster Festival Upgrades - $100,000
- Lancaster Nature Trail at AHA! - $75,000
- Fairfield County Historical Society Goslin Room - $50,000
- Millersport Lions Park - $50,000
- Buckeye Lake Crystal Lagoon and Public Park - $50,000
- Pickerington Promenade - $25,000
- Ohio Glass Museum - $25,000
Guernsey: (total funding: $1,540,000)
- The Wilds RV Park and Campground - $900,000
- Guernsey Barn and Show Arena - $300,000
- Ohio Hills Quaker City Health Center - $100,000
- The Wilds Shade and Shelter Improvements - $100,000
- Byesville Patriot Park - $90,000
- Salt Fork State Park - $50,000
Hocking: (total funding: $452,800)
- Camp Oty’Okwa - $200,000
- Logan Theater Renovation - $125,000
- Old Murray City School Building Demolition - $125,000
- Buckeye Trail Boesel Easement Bridge - $2,800
Morgan: (total funding: $134,000)
- Malta Park Improvements - $90,000
- Burr Oak State Park - $44,000
Muskingum: (total funding: $875,000)
- Mid-East Career and Technology Centers - $300,000
- Muskingum University Boyd Science Center - $250,000
- Forever Dads Historic Building - $125,000
- New Concord Swimming Pool - $75,000
- Zanesville Gateway District - $50,000
- Zanesville Museum of Art Facility EIFS Repairs - $50,000
- Muskingum Behavioral Health - $25,000
Pickaway: (total funding: $900,000)
- Everts Athletic and Arts Community Center - $250,000
- Pickaway County Memorial Hall - $225,000
- Pickaway County Community Foundation Children’s Museum - $200,000
- Ohio Christian University Organic Chemistry Labs - $150,000
- Tarlton Community Building - $75,000
A full list of community projects will be available later this week.
The Capital Budget will now go to the Governor's desk for signing.