MOUNT VERNON — In May, Ohio voters will be asked to reauthorize the Ohio Public Works grant and loan program, which provides money to help local governments pay for infrastructure improvements. This includes road and bridge projects, water supply and wastewater treatment projects, storm water collection and solid waste disposal.
The program, which was created in 1987, was renewed by voters in 1995 and 2005. This issue would expand the program from $150 million per year, financed by bond sales, to $175 million per year.
But have tighter local budgets meant that fewer localities are able to take advantage of the program?
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, who represents Knox County on the District 17 Executive Committee, which screens applications for funds, thinks that may be happening.
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