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Community Projects

Members of Congress are able to submit a very limited number of qualified, local projects to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of targeted federal funds. The full details of the selected request are required to be posted publicly on my website to ensure full transparency. Below you can find all necessary information submitted by a requesting organization. 

Community Projects
Letter of Request
Requestor: 
Bradner Fire Department, located at 130 N. Main Street, Bradner, OH 43406
Amount of Request: $1,580,000 
Reason for the Request: The Bradner Fire Department (BFD) is requesting funds to construct a new station on land already secured and surveyed to be able to house all firefighting apparatus with easy access, meet safety codes, and reduce response times to incidents in the community.  This project is important to the community and is a valuable use of funds because it will reduce response times to incidents in the community and provide a safe working environment for BFD’s volunteer firefighters.  The current building has a poor exhaust system, no showers or decontamination area, no sleeping quarters, one small conference room for meetings and training, no separate room for turnout gear, a small kitchen with basic home-style appliances, no proper storage for apparatus that can cause delays during fire calls, and no accessibility options for handicapped individuals.

Letter of Request
Requestor: 
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, located at One Maritime Plaza, 7th Floor, Toledo, OH 43604
Amount of Request: $8,000,000
Reason for the Request: The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is requesting funds to expand air cargo and other aerospace operations at Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport and upgrade their Instrument Landing System Technology from Category 1 to Category 3 to match the technology available in modern aircraft so that they can operate safely at TOL in conditions with low visibility.  These upgrades will provide a safer operating environment during low visibility conditions and will retain and attract aeronautical operations to the airport which require such technology in their airport site selection process.  It would positively impact Lucas County, Wood County, Fulton County and all surrounding Counties.  The project will entice operational growth and will potentially attract other cargo and aeronautical operations that rely on this technology when deciding what airport to partner with to serve a particular region.  

Letter of Request
Requestor: 
The Village of Grover Hill, located at 104 S Main Street, Grover Hill, OH 45849
Amount of Request: $400,000
Reason for the Request: The Village of Grover Hill, Ohio, is seeking assistance to rehabilitate its entire wastewater collections system that serves all residents in the community. The current system is in critical need of repair. Village residents have separate private wells that are in failing condition and are inadequate. The individual concrete septic tanks will be replaced with new plastic tanks. Other additional work would include the addition of two new manholes, the cleaning and lining of the other manholes, and the rehabilitation of one lift station.The Village of Grover Hill is committed to upgrading its infrastructure to ensure the current quality of life, to promote health and safety and meet current engineering standards.  Upgrading vital infrastructure will allow the community to meet current standards by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, which issued findings and orders for this project. Ensuring the health and safety of all of our constituents is an essential responsibility of being a Member, and approval of funding for this project will help relieve the burden placed on this small community in Northwest Ohio.


Surface Transportation Projects
Letter of Request
Requestor: 
Lucas County Transportation Improvement District, located at the US-20A/I-745 interchange in Maumee and Monclova Township in Lucas County, Ohio, 43537.
Amount of Request: $10,000,000.00 
Project Description: The funding is designated for the construction of a new interchange at I-475 and 20-A. The project is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars and is anticipated to benefit the community by completing the expansion of a corridor linking the I-475 beltway to US-24. The interchange will provide direct access for over 3 million sq ft of industrial/warehouse space, and 12 million sq ft of commercial/institutional properties, fostering current and future economic development.

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