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$12.1 million coming to Ottawa County

Submitted by AARON MULVEY
Ohio House of Representatives

COLUMBUS – State Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) announced $12.1 million is coming to Ottawa County to support North Bass Island and Camp Perry. The funding was approved through measures during a recent State Controlling Board meeting. Swearingen supported bills for these various initiatives.

“One of my duties at the Statehouse is serving as a member of the House Finance Committee, which worked on both of the bills providing this significant funding impacting Ottawa County,” Swearingen said. “We’re delivering renovations and improvements for these two areas located in Ottawa County, and I’m proud to support these projects here in the 89th District.”

The measures derive from both House Bill 110, the state operating budget, and House Bill 678, the capital budget, both of which Swearingen supported in the Ohio House. The allocations for the measures include:

  • $12 million for renovations and improvements to facilities on North Bass Island
  • $150,000 for the Ohio Naval Militia at the Camp Perry Joint Training Center
  • $17,900 for renovations and improvements to the Camp Perry Readiness Center
  • The next State Controlling Board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12.

State Representative D.J. Swearingen is currently serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 89th House District, which encompasses both Erie and Ottawa counties. For more information, contact Swearingen’s office at 614-644-6011 or