$4.5m for Dayton capital infrastructure

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The city of Dayton is set to receive more than $4.5 million from the state’s Public Works Commission.

The Dayton City Commission had its first and second reading of an emergency resolution, on Wednesday, to approve the multi-million dollar grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission.

“If we don’t it takes 30 days for us to accept the money,” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said of the emergency resolution. “So this allows us – it’s just part of the charter that allows us to move quickly so we can accept the money right away, and people can get to work.”

Whaley said the $4,591,872 grant will go towards public infrastructure improvements.

“While we wish the state would send more money down, this is making sure we get our fair share of money to invest in roads and bridges et cetera for the city of Dayton,” she said.

Also on today’s agenda: money to develop a city park.

The city also has an emergency resolution to accept $30,000 from Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County for the development of a new bike park at welcome park.

“This is a park that we’ve been working on for a while, near the UD Arena,” she said. So we’re excited, again, to get some more dollars into this park. Bonbright has been the largest funder of this, so it’s a great public-private partnership.”

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