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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING STATE ISSUE 1, THE RENEWAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, ON THE MAY 6, 2014 BALLOT
WHEREAS, Ohio local communities are in continuing need of support for vital road, bridge, sewer, water and other infrastructure projects; and
WHEREAS, the Ohio State Capital Improvement Program has successfully provided support for more than 11,500 such projects and job creation in Ohio since its inception in 1987; and
WHEREAS, the residents of the City of Marion drive on roads and cross bridges and utilize sanitary sewer and water infrastructure which is supported by the State Capital Improvement Program; and
WHEREAS, the State Capital Improvement Program has provided assistance for road improvements, waterline replacement and storm water/sewer improvements on more than 40 projects for the City of Marion in the form of grants and loans totalling more than $12 million dollars in the LAST 10 YEARS; and
WHEREAS, Some of the projects for which the State Capital Improvement Program has provided funding for the benefit of the City of Marion include Uncapher Avenue/Florence Street Sanitary Sewer complete rebuild in 2003; Marion’s Water Pollution Control Upgrade in 2004; The Industrial Depot Sanitary Sewer Upgrade in 1999; The Airport Industrial Park Sanitary Sewer Project in 1994; Several storm sewer improvement phases throughout the City of Marion from 1997 and on; and
WHEREAS, without the assistance of the State Capital Improvement Program, many of these projects may not have been completed; and
WHEREAS, Issue 1 on the May 6, 2014 statewide ballot provides Ohio voters with the opportunity to renew the program by authorizing the issuance of $1.875 billion in capital improvement bonds.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Marion, Ohio, Marion County, Ohio:
Section 1. That the City Council of the City of Marion declares its support for State Issue 1 and urges Ohio voters to cast their votes in support of continuing the infrastructure improvement and job creation Issue 1 will foster.
Section 2. That this resolution shall take effect from and after the earliest time allowed by law.
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council