Congressman Amodei Secures Funding for Local Communities

  • 2021-07-31, 12:58 PM
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Congressman Amodei Secures Funding for Local Communities Courtesy of Congressman Amodei

Last week U.S. Representative Mark Amodei, (NV-02) secured every Community Project Funding (CPF) request submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations for Nevada’s Second District during Appropriations Committee markups for Fiscal Year 2022. Amodei secured over $9.5 million in CPF money Nevada’s second district.

Nearly $300,000 of that funding will go to Churchill County for work on the county Water Treatment Plant. According to the information provided from Amodei’s office, “This project will aid in the construction of a new water treatment plant, which will consist of a new well(s) with the ability to produce 1,000gpm. The well water would be pumped into the valve vault and then to the arsenic treatment system filter. A filter media is used to remove the iron, manganese, and arsenic from the incoming water supply. Once the water is treated, it is pumped via a booster pump to a 1-million-gallon storage tank for future distribution.”

During the County Commission meeting last week, Jim Barbee, county manager reported, “We did get notice from Amodei’s office on the $300,000 for the preliminary engineering on our water facilities so we will continue to prepare for those funds to make their way to us and hopefully will continue to see positive response to our $5 million earmark we have for the Coleman project as it continues to move through the process.”

“Congratulations to the entities in Nevada’s Second District who were attentive to the rules and worked within the process to get the funding they requested,” said Amodei. “Thanks to their efforts in providing the required information for the Committee, I was able to work to successfully secure ten out of ten Community Project Funding requests which totaled $9,512,000. I’m glad Nevada will benefit from projects that include the construction of a well water treatment plant, the expansion of sanitary sewer infrastructure, improvements for safer pedestrian crossings, and radio equipment for first responders, among others. We expect these measures to pass on the House floor and move to the Senate for consideration.”

Amodei also explained in his information release, “Unfortunately, in typical post-COVID cultural fashion, these legitimate funding requests were included in massive pieces of legislation filled with irresponsible spending that advances partisan, progressive agendas. I can’t vote for numerous costly, and politically driven measures in this legislation. Areas of concern for me include funds for developing and expanding the gun buyback and relinquishment programs through a ten-million-dollar pilot program that is entirely unproven even at this concept level; limiting school choice for low income students by including new restrictions on the DC private school voucher program; cutting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection funding by $927 million, at a time when the border is essentially open; and abandoning decades old, long-standing, bipartisan Hyde Amendment language that prevents federal tax dollars from being used to pay for abortions, just to name a few.”

“Hats off to those Nevada entities that recognized the criteria established by the Committee. It is my honor to bring their voice to Congress and advocate for the priorities that will strengthen our infrastructure and improve community safety,” said Rep. Amodei.

Additionally, projects that made it through the Committee process include:

$1,500,000, Quill Water Treatment Plant Filtration Upgrade, Carson City

This project will replace the existing filtration system at the Quill Water Treatment Plant with a modern package treatment system, ensuring compliance capability with existing water treatment regulations, while also serving to meet potable water needs for Carson City’s growing population.

$1,000,000, Southeast Carson City Sewer Extension, Carson City

This project is to aid in the construction of sanitary sewer infrastructure in the southeast area of Carson City to convert approximately 140 residences currently utilizing septic tanks. Completion of this project will eliminate septic systems as a source of nitrogen contamination in Carson City’s domestic water supply wells in the project vicinity.

$1,000,000, Safe Routes Pedestrian Improvements, Carson City

This project improves over 40 intersection and pedestrian crossing safety enhancement projects that have been identified in the 2020 Carson City Safe Routes to School Master Plan. These projects will improve traffic and pedestrian safety around school areas and work to make bicycling and walking safer transportation options.

$1,000,000, McCloud Neighborhood Septic Sewer Conversions, City of Reno

This project is to aid in the construction of sewer infrastructure in the McCloud Area of Reno, a low- and moderate-income neighborhood, to allow for approximately 110 single-family homes to convert from septic tanks to public sewers. The current septic systems are a public health hazard and threaten the City’s groundwater supply.

$1,056,000, City Park Restrooms ADA Upgrades, City of Reno

This project will bring restroom facilities in the City of Reno parks into compliance with Americans with Disability Act requirements. The projects include widening doorframes, removing obstructions, adjusting sink heights, and adjusting or replacing flooring in 14 identified park restrooms.

$1,000,000, First Responder Communications Equipment, City of Sparks

This project allows for the purchase of 470 P25 radios for First Responders in the City of Sparks, Nevada. With aging and outdated equipment, there is a need to replace all of the outdated 800 MHz radios that First Responders use throughout the City of Sparks.

$1,960,000, Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades, City of Sparks

This project will aid in capital upgrades to the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF), including replacing the failed coating on the aeration deck, rehabilitating a secondary clarifier, and installing a fiber optic connection between the TMWRF and Sparks City Hall, creating a more secure connection and preventing outages due to high winds.

$376,000, Police Interoperability Equipment, City of West Wendover

This project is to purchase additional repeater antennae for the West Wendover Police Department. This will increase signal penetration while adding secure data transmission/communication capability to integrate the use of GIS and related law enforcement/emergency services information from Dispatch to personnel on the street via secure wireless data transmission. These upgrades would also interlink with future upgrades under consideration by Elko Dispatch, thus providing redundancy across Elko County.

$320,000, Community Health Clinic X-Ray Machine, City of West Wendover

This project is for the purchase and installation of a new Digital X-Ray Machine at the West Wendover Clinic. The project includes funding to provide for hardware and software upgrades to the X-Ray terminal as well as needed facility modifications, given design changes in X-ray machines over the years.




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