Marietta Hoping for Millions in Stimulus Funds

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Officials in Marietta are waiting to see just how much the recently passed stimulus package will benefit the city.

Mayor Michael Mullen says the city has requested about $16 million in shovel ready projects.

Mayor Mullen says the majority of the money would go toward upgrading the waste water treatment plant, while the rest would go toward projects like street repairs, energy efficiency and the national guard armory project.

"We know we won't get our entire wish list, but we've got very good, very worthwhile projects that make a lot of impact in Marietta and Washington County," Mayor Mullen said.

Mayor Mullen also says Marietta is competing with other townships and counties in the state to receive the funding.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    I hope dearly that the city of Marietta doesn't spend government money on that stupid building that everyone in the county is sick of hearing about or to change the streets back to another century and brick them....Please don't be stupid Marietta!!
  • by Paul on Feb 17, 2009 at 03:38 AM
    These projects can be handled for the most part with those earmarked for them previously. To truly stimulate the local economy, they should be additional projects other than ones we were going foreward with anyway. But we pay taxes like the rest of the country, and should get our fair share from Washington, no matter what!
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