“By working with regional leaders, we identified local infrastructure projects to improve and enhance these communities for residents and visitors,” Rep. Turner said. “These appropriated funds will help encourage local job creation and economic growth across the region.”
The projects included in the FY 2010 energy and water related appropriations bill are:
1. MIAMISBURG MOUND REDEVELOPMENT - $1,000,000
This city of Miamisburg and the Miamisburg Mound Community Improvement Coalition requested this funding for the redevelopment of the Miamisburg Mound, a former Department of Energy facility which has been undergoing extensive environmental remediation. The site will be development into a business technology park.
2. HOLES CREEK FLOOD CONTROL - $500,000
The city of West Carrollton and the Miami Conservancy District requested funding to construct a levee and floodwall to protect approximately 600 homes and 13 commercial and industrial properties in West Carrollton, Moraine and Miami Township from flooding.
3. BLANCHESTER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS - $400,000
The village of Blanchester requested funding to increase the capacity of the villages’ wastewater treatment plant. The plant is currently over capacity. The funding will make the facility compliant with state and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
4. HILLSBORO ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS - $400,000
The city of Hillsboro requested funding for upgrades to their wastewater treatment plant and supporting infrastructure. The funds will go toward the installation of additional equalization basins and upgrades to the aging water infrastructure for the treatment of waste. The funding will make the facility compliant with state and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
The FY 2010 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act now must be reconciled with the Senate version before it can be sent to the President for his signature.