HOPE MILLS TO RECEIVE $4,680,000 ALLOCATION OF STATE FUNDS
HOPE MILLS - During the start of the year the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners met with our state legislators to discuss wish list projects for the Town that required significant funding. In August, not one but five of the Town's wish list items had made it through Appropriations and were headed to the House floor for a vote, with final approval from the Senate. After months of anticipation Mayor Warner happily announced in an impromptu press conference yesterday that Governor Cooper would be signing the state budget into law.
The now executed budget includes $4,680,000 of funding for the Town of Hope Mills to be used for: outdoor park improvements to include a municipal splashpad and inclusive playground, repairing the retaining wall on East Patterson Street and continuing work on the area behind the historical Episcopal Church located off of Main Street, creek bed clearing, stormwater projects and roadway improvements to Woodland Hills neighborhood. *Please note, the amount that was anticipated to be allocated for stormwater projects ($1,350,000) was reported incorrectly in the live press conference, as it was to be split between the City of Fayetteville and the Town. The Town received $350,000 and Fayetteville received $1,000,000.
Total allocation for each line item:
- $350,000 for Stormwater improvements
- $500,000 for creek bed clearing
- $2,500,000 for East Patterson Street
- $650,000 for Woodland Hills
- $680,000 for Outdoor Park improvements
- $340,000 for an inclusive playground
- $340,000 for a municipal splashpad
Thank you to our Legislative Delegation – Representatives Billy Richardson, Diane Wheatley, Marvin Lucas, John Szoka and Senator Kirk DeViere.