Craig Riedel and Susan Manchester

COLUMBUS— (10-12-21) State Representatives Craig S. Riedel (R-Defiance) and Susan Manchester (R- Waynesfield) recently announced several infrastructure projects in their districts that will be receiving state funding through the Ohio Department of Development Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Program.

Rep. Riedel

“These grants are absolutely necessary for local communities to be able to function. Whenever state funding is allocated to help Ohio’s rural communities’ infrastructure, it is a win.”

Rep. Manchester

“It is really important for infrastructure upgrades like these to get done. They improve quality of life for constituents and will positively impact our communities.”

  • In Auglaize County, the Village of Buckland will be receiving $750,000 to help construct 9,800 square feet of sidewalk, replace 2,600 linear feet of storm sewer, replace 16 culverts, resurface 43,128 square feet of parking lot pavement, install one basketball court and install one restroom in South Park.

Also in the County, the Village of Waynesfield will be receiving $750,000 to help reconstruct 550 linear feet of road, relocate one utility pole, replace 220 linear feet of storm sewer, replace 1,100 linear feet of water lines and replace two fire hydrants. The funding will also help make updates to the village water tower and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant equipment.

  • In Defiance County, Sherwood Village will be receiving $750,000 to install 300 linear feet of storm sewer line and eight catch basins, install a walking path at the village park, replace sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along Harrison Street and US Route 127,widen Harrison Street between Elm Street and Defiance Avenue, and pave a parking lot in the village park.
  • In Mercer County, the Village of Chickasaw will be receiving $750,000 in grant to help repair 6,800 linear feet of roadway, install two traffic control signs, replace 750 linear feet of sidewalk, 600 linear feet of curb, and 33 curb-cuts with ADA ramps. The grant will also help install 2,450 linear feet of storm sewer, 21 catch basins, and three manholes and replace 4,700 linear feet of water lines, 18 water valves, and five fire hydrants.
  • In Van Wert County, Scott Village will be receiving $500,000 to install 11,500 linear feet of storm sewer line, 34 catch basins and two manholes to replace current deteriorated storm drainage structure that leads to frequent flooding and standing water in the area.