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Appropriations community funding project requests

Project Name: Medina County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Unit

Request Amount: $800,000

Intended Recipient: Medina County Sheriff’s Office: 

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 555 Independence Dr, Medina, OH 44256

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The Medina County Sheriff’s Office has requested funding for a new Mobile Command Unit. The Unit would be used and deployed during large scale incidents, as well as, planned events to enhance and establish communication and coordination during these emergency incidents. Mobile Command Units help to leverage radio communications, internet access for various technology and video capabilities to enhance the safety of all first responders during these emergency situations. Medina County currently has a Mobile Command Unit that is over 25 years old that needs many technological improvements and additional space.

 

 Project Name: Rocky River Buckingham Road, Argyle Oval & Arundel Road Sewer Replacement Project

Request Amount: $2,520,000

Intended Recipient: City of Rocky River

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 21012 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The City of Rocky River has requested funding for The Buckingham Road, Argyle Oval & Arundel Road Sewer Replacement Project. The funds will be used for the replacement of almost 2,000 linear feet of inverted storm and sanitary sewer on public property and a pilot program to identify and correct infiltration and inflow into the sanitary system from private property. The project area directly services a significant number of homes and lies within Sewershed 4 in the City of Rocky River. The project area will include Buckingham Road (Beachcliff Boulevard to Frazier Drive), Argyle Oval (Buckingham Road to HN 19413), and Arundel Road (Buckingham Road to HN 250), all of which lie within Sewershed 4, and directly contribute to SSO 302. This project location was identified as an area of need by the 2020 Hydraulic Study and Model performed for the City of Rocky River by AECOM. The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds as the immediate proximity of this community to Lake Erie bears with it the added responsibility to help protect one of the country's greatest natural resources and its tributaries. The improvements associated with this project will reduce infiltration/inflow and the need for sanitary sewer overflow into the storm water system that eventually flows into Lake Erie.

 

Project Name: Fairview Park Woodstock/Stanford Regional Sewer Remediation Environmental Improvement Project

Request Amount: $4,736,000

Intended Recipient: City of Fairview Park

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The City of Fairview Park has requested funding for the completion of the Woodstock/Stanford Regional Sewer Remediation Environmental Improvement Project. The funding will be used for the engineering and construction of sewer replacements on Woodstock Avenue and Stanford Avenue. The project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will eliminate the primary cause of negative environmental impacts on the regional Rocky River Wastewater Treatment Plant and Lake Erie. The project includes replacement of publicly owned sewers on Woodstock Avenue and Stanford Avenue and is required to alleviate public health, safety, and welfare issues both locally and regionally.

 

Project Name: Prospect Road Storm Sewer Project

Request Amount: $1,600,000

Intended Recipient: City of Stronsgville

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 16099 Foltz Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio 44149

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The City of Strongsville has requested funding for the Prospect Road Storm Sewer Project located in Cuyahoga County on Prospect Road from approximately 400’ north of Albion Road to Blodgett Creek, which is 500’ south of Fair Road. The project consists of the installation of concrete storm sewers on the west side of Prospect Road ranging from 12” to 30” in diameter, manholes and catch basins. The project also includes the restoration of all disturbed areas and resurfacing of the pavement. The Prospect Road project will alleviate recurring flooding including on the roadway and in individual property owners’ basements. Additionally, the project would provide the 12,588 vehicles/day which travel this road a safe and passable route even during times of heavy rain and water flow.


Project Name: Skilled Technical Workforce Program

Request Amount: $500,000

Intended Recipient: Walsh University

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 2020 E Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: Walsh University has requested funding for the Skilled Technical Workforce Program (STWFP), a strategic partnership with local industry experts and business leaders. This project would strengthen the scientific and technological competitiveness of Northeast Ohio’s regional workforce to provide significant advantages for our community to attract and retain businesses. This initiative provides training and “up-skilling” for regional citizens in the latest technology and practices, data analytics, and other key workforce development skills. Funding would be used to further develop new program content and utilize instructional designers, increase the number of program offerings to include additional training in the areas of increasing workplace safety enhancing customer service skills and other professional training modules. Funding would also be used to increase administrative staff, train and develop additional instructors, market the program to a broader audience, create opportunities for minority owned businesses, create additional tuition reimbursement opportunities for students and companies in need, upgrade equipment needed to deliver online course content, invest in IOT applications/Software upgrades and simulations, and address other programmatic and infrastructure needs.

 

Project Name: Akron-Canton Airport shoulder, electrical, and drainage improvements

Request Amount: $800,000

Intended Recipient: Akron-Canton Airport

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 5400 Lauby Rd NW, North Canton, OH 44720

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The Akron Canton Airport has requested funding for upgrading sections of Taxiway F shoulder, electrical infrastructure, and drainage to fully meet FAA standards. Shoulder, electrical, and drainage improvements to Taxiway F are crucial for the integrity of the active taxiway pavement and the mitigation of wildlife on the airfield. With an economic impact of over $1 billion a year, the Akron-Canton Airport is a vital asset to Northeast Ohio and is able to contribute to the economic vibrancy by providing safe, reliable transportation to the public.

 

Project Name: Parma Valley Villas, York and State Road Sewer Improvements

Request Amount: $1,968,000

Intended Recipient: City of Parma

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 6611 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio, 44129

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The City of Parma has requested funding for Sewer Improvements at Valley Villas Drive, York and State Roads located in the southwest quadrant of the City, very close to the borders of North Royalton to the south and Middleburg Heights to the west. This project is scheduled to address Illicit Discharge Issues due to failing home sewage treatment systems in the vicinity of all three thoroughfares. The proposed improvement of new 8” sanitary sewers with laterals for homes to connect into and abandoning the existing failing septic systems, will eliminate the bacterial and viral contamination in the air and protect the health and welfare of the public. Installation of new sanitary sewers versus a replacement of the existing failed septic systems will increase the useful service life from 20 to 50 years.

 

Project Name: Westlake PD/Ohio University Anti Human Trafficking Decision Support System

Request Amount: $234,000

Intended Recipient: Ohio University

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 1 Ohio University, Athens OH 45701 
Additional Project Address: 
27300 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake, OH 44145

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: Ohio University and Westlake Police Department has requested funding to support their partnership in designing a Decision Support System (DSS) that police officers can utilize in the planning and deployment of anti-human trafficking operations. The objectives of the DSS are to: 1) analyze and improve human trafficking data collection, visualization, and deployment; 2) investigate the relationships between illicit transactions and sex trafficking to enhance prosecution; and 3) produce analytical models that inform law enforcement of courses of action to fight human trafficking. In 2019, Ohio reported the fifth-highest number of human trafficking cases to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the nation. Cleveland and Toledo are among the hotspots of human trafficking due to their location in the country with access to highways and sports events. Just in 2019, more than 450 cases of human trafficking were reported in the state of Ohio, with victims as young as nine years of age. At most risk, are female teenagers, immigrants, and vulnerable populations. In October 2020, 154 women and children in Ohio were rescued in Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Lucas counties, leading to the arrest of 179 people.

 

Project Name: East Wayne Fire District Firehouse

Request Amount: $1,237,856

Intended Recipient: East Wayne Fire District

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 146 North Church Street Dalton, Ohio 44618-0013

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The East Wayne Fire District has requested funding for an addition to the firehouse. The current EWFD does not have the capacity to house the department’s equipment and vehicles, which currently is spread across a total of four buildings. The addition will allow for all vehicles and equipment to be in the same firehouse. Additionally, this will allow for the Department to run its Community Risk Reduction Program for safety classes and CPR training.

 

 Project Name: City of Rittman Water Treatment Plan

Request Amount: $2,628,000

Intended Recipient: City of Rittman

Full Street Address of the Intended Recipient: 30 N Main St, Rittman, OH 44270

Signed Financial Disclosure Letter

Request Explanation: The project consists of replacing the main water transmission line from the City of Rittman Water Treatment Plant to the City of Rittman service area. The transmission line is the only line between the plant and users. The plants continued operation is essential to provide clean water to all users.

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