Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On The Road Again! Blunt To Tour Brownfield Program Made Possible By Obama's Stimulus Package. Will Roy Thank Obama?.

One year ago President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tomorrow, on the anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, in the vernacular it's called "Stimulus Money", we here in Southwest Missouri and Springfield have an opportunity to see that Stimulus Money in action.

This just in from the city:

The City of Springfield will host special guests from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ozone Disinfection System at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Karl Brooks, the new Regional Administrator for the EPA's Regional Office in Kansas City; and Dru Buntin, DNR Deputy Director, will join Mayor Jim O'Neal for the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place at the ozone facility within the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This project is made possible through a $16 million combination low-interest loan and direct grant of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. It will improve the City's disinfection capacity by about 50 percent, which will create regional downstream water-quality improvements for flows into Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo.

Following the ceremony, the City will provide a short tour and briefing for Mr. Brooks to learn more about Springfield's award-winning Brownfields program. Congressman Roy Blunt will participate in the Brownfields tour and program as an opportunity to meet Mr. Brooks, who began serving in this post this month.
This is wonderful. It is especially gratifying to see Representative Roy Blunt take part in this briefing for this project that was made possible by President Obama's stimulus package.

In announcing the grant last August, the EPA said Springfield was selected to receive $510,000 to provide loans and sub-grants to help carry out cleanup activities, redevelopment projects, and create jobs for local residents living near brownfields sites based on the city's demonstrated ability to assist the community through effective brownfields redevelopment loans. Revolving loan funds are generally used to provide low- or no-interest loans for brownfields cleanups. This grant was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Thank You President Obama, for helping to stimulate the economy of Springfield and southwest Missouri.

Will Roy thank you too?

(Representative Roy Blunt (R) MO 7 voted AGAINST the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WE need a big sign


and carry to all his "big wig" arse kissing events.