New Albany News and Tribune: “The project will double the plant’s capacity to accommodate more business and industries settling in Jeffersonville.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated how President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is still delivering for Hoosiers. This time, the COVID-19 relief law is responsible for doubling the capacity of Jeffersonville’s North Wastewater Treatment Plant. The $11 million investment will cover both design and construction cost for the facility that is expected to double the plant’s operating capability. These investments, delivered by Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan, are creating a brighter future for Hoosier families.
In contrast, politicians like U.S Congressman Trey Hollingsworth voted “NO” on these investments for Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District. In fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this project “socialism” – claiming the Republicans’ opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. Throughout the 2022 elections (and beyond), Democrats will highlight how the Indiana GOP has no plan for Indiana’s future – just partisanship.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:
New Albany News and Tribune: Jeffersonville council allocates remaining ARP funds to wastewater expansion project
Jeffersonville City Council allocated the last of its American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to go toward the North Wastewater Treatment Plant at its meeting Monday.
The council voted unanimously to allocate the remaining ARP funds toward the project, as well as for the ARP funds to be used for construction.
In addition to the near $11 million in ARP funds, the expansion project will be funded with $5 million from READI funds and $12 million from the River Ridge Development Authority.
Merkley noted that the original plan that said how the ARP funds would be spent only included design costs for the expansion project. A resolution was approved for it to now also be used to cover construction costs.
The project will double the plant’s capacity to accommodate more business and industries settling in Jeffersonville.