Lansing, Mich.- Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Congress approved the federal omnibus spending bill which included several items that help the City of Lansing. The Mayor thanked Lansing’s congressional delegation for their strong support of the Capital City as they worked in DC to help their constituents.
Appropriations for the City of Lansing in the federal legislation include:
$6 million: Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) separation project that is ongoing. This investment continues our progress to prevent an estimated 1.65 billion gallons of raw sewage from entering the Grand River each year.
$1 million: Lansing Fire Department life-saving equipment needs.
$750,000: Investment in the future ‘Ovation’ live music and arts performance venue coming to downtown Lansing.
“Lansing is not only the Capital City, but also is a city with long-standing infrastructure needs. These federal funds will support Lansing by ensuring sewer and water separation in underground pipes, providing new and up-to-date EMS equipment, and adding needed funds for a new Ovation concert venue. Thanks go to US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, along with our amazing Congresswoman, Elissa Slotkin, for fighting for federal funding for our community,” stated Mayor Andy Schor.
The CSO Project allows the City of Lansing and its residents to have a positive, lasting impact on the water quality of the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers for many decades to come. The project also offers the City the opportunity to improve aging infrastructure such as roads, curbs, sewers, storm drains, water mains, natural gas lines and other utilities. By teaming with the Lansing Board of Water and Light, many old water mains and services are being replaced in conjunction with the sewer installation.
New life saving equipment for our firefighters and EMS personnel is critical for Lansing residents. This funding will help us update patient stretchers, heart monitors, patient transfer stair chairs, CPR devices and install power load systems in ambulances. This will give the Lansing Fire Department EMS providers the most up to date equipment to provide the highest level of patient care to citizens and visitors to the Lansing Area.
The Lansing Ovation will be a state-of-the-art live music and performing arts venue located in the heart of downtown Lansing. This new space will provide a much-needed performance venue and is expected to be used and active year-round with live music, comedy, plays, dance, films, and so much more.