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Hernando gets wish list ready for possible stimulus money

Local government officials want to be ready when — and if — a share of the proposed massive economic stimulus package being pushed by the Obama administration trickles down to Hernando County.

Some of those hundreds of billions of dollars in assistance are expected to be targeted at building community infrastructure, and county staffers came up with $215 million worth of ways to spend federal dollars on 43 projects.

A final list of 10 priorities, developed by the staff and released Friday, will be discussed by county commissioners during their meeting Tuesday. The county's list includes:

$20 million

The Glenn wastewater treatment plant

$2.8 million

Hexam water treatment plant

$4 million

Hexam water treatment plant transmission system

$50 million

Judicial complex

$8 million

Sunshine Grove Road improvements

$2 million

South Brooksville projects

$5.7 million

Southwest Airport Industrial Park

$2.7 million

Air traffic control tower

$16.5 million

Deltona Boulevard reconstruction

$20 million

County Line Road improvements

$131.7 million

Total cost

Hernando gets wish list ready for possible stimulus money 01/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:20am]
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