St. Paul, MN– The Minnesota House of Representatives gave final approval on Monday to legislation that provides funding for a variety of projects around the state with a heavy emphasis on public infrastructure like clean water, wastewater treatment, roads, bridges, flood mitigation, and preservation of state-owned assets.
State Representative Andrew Myers, R-Tonka Bay, was able to secure $10.3 million to the City of Mound for upgrades to the city’s water infrastructure including the decommissioning and sealing of two wells, construction of a new water well, installation of a new water main, and other capital improvements to the water treatment facility.
“For years, this has been a top priority for the thousands of families that call Mound home,” said Myers. “I am proud to have worked in a bipartisan manner to deliver this funding that will help make sure that Mound residents have access to clean and safe drinking water for generations to come. When we work together, we can accomplish great things for your backyard and Minnesota. Finally, I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to Mayor Holt for his partnership and advocacy in helping make sure we could get this funding across the finish line.”
Mound Mayor, Jason Holt, also offered his thanks and appreciation to Rep. Myers for his partnership with the city and for being able to secure the long-sought-after funding.
“We are lucky to have Representative Myers in St. Paul fighting for us,” said Mayor Holt. “There were some ups and downs throughout this process, but Representative Myers remained committed to making sure this funding was included in the final agreement despite some challenges. I would like to personally thank him for never giving up.”
The bill now heads to Governor Walz’s desk where it awaits his signature.