|State releases funds for two Perrysburg sites|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 30 September 2009 11:26|
State Rep. Randy Gardner (R, Bowling Green) has announced the state Controlling Board's release of more than $300,000 benefitting two Wood County landmarks.
The Cultural Facilities Commission, on behalf of the Ohio Historical Society, received approval to purchase roughly 6.1 acres of land from the City of Perrysburg in the amount of $200,000 to help preserve the setting and viewshed adjacent to Fort Meigs State Memorial.
"Fort Meigs is a Wood County treasure," Gardner said. "It attracts visitors from around the world. Anything we can do to help preserve this piece of Wood County history only serves to strengthen its importance to Northwest Ohio."
Perrysburg had acquired the property for $400,000, demolished the existing structure, covered the cost of environmental remediation and is selling the land for $250,000. In addition to the state capital funds released on Monday, the Fort Meigs Cabinet, a local group organized under the auspices of the Ohio Historical Society, raised $50,000 locally to support this effort.
The Fort Meigs site is covered by an operating agreement between the Ohio Historical Society and the Cultural Facilities Commission.
In addition, Owens State Community College sought and received Controlling Board approval to release $112,119 to provide professional architectural services for the renovation of Founders Hall, formerly the Penta Administration building in Perrysburg
Owens recently began the renovation project to accommodate significant increases in student enrollment. Renovation of the building is expected to be completed by January 2010.
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