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Local support for state Issue 1

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County engineer, commissioners, trustees see its benefit

The Logan County Commission and Engineer’s Office, along with township trustees are encouraging voters to support a 10-year continuation of an infrastructure program to maintain state roads and bridges.

State Issue 1 authorizes $1.875 billion infrastructure aid for local governments, according to information provided by Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman. A total of $175 million per year would be made available to local municipalities for the first five years, with $200 million per year being made available for the following five years.

Ohio voters have granted the state permission to issue general-obligation bonds to improve roads and bridges on three occasions — initially in 1987, in 1995 and again in 2005.

Funds are made available to local governments to improve local roads, bridges, water treatment facilities and sanitary sewer systems, which reduces the amount of local funding needed for these projects, according to Mr. Coleman.

 

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