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State budget includes sewer repair money for Bailey, Middlesex

Posted on November 21, 2021

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Gov. Roy Cooper signs the bipartisan state budget into law at the Executive Mansion on Thursday. The two-year spending plan includes $23.3 million for communities Rep. Matthew Winslow represents in Franklin and Nash counties.

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Gov. Roy Cooper signs the bipartisan state budget into law at the Executive Mansion on Thursday. The two-year spending plan includes $23.3 million for communities Rep. Matthew Winslow represents in Franklin and Nash counties.

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Bailey and Middlesex residents received some good news with the state budget’s passage last week — millions of dollars for sewer system repairs.

Bailey will get $5 million and Middlesex will receive $1.5 million.

Bailey Mayor Thomas Richards said the money will hopefully get the town off the state’s sewer moratorium, which will allow for positive growth. 

“The town is so thankful for the efforts of Rep. Matt Winslow and Sen. Lisa Barnes in helping Bailey receive these funds,” Richards said.

Middlesex Mayor Lu Harvey Lewis said the money will help the town grow.

“It will help up in the rehab of our sewer system and future acquisition of additional sewer capacity,” Lewis said.

State Rep. Matthew Winslow, R-Franklin, said his House District 7 received a total of $23 million in the state budget for improvements, revitalization and education.

“When I ran for office, I promised that I would make the government work for the people of District 7 by lowering taxes for all and funding much-needed projects,” Winslow said in a news release. “And I’m excited to share that due to House leadership paving the way, the budget was signed into law and includes tax savings along with thoughtful funding that can begin to help our communities thrive and grow. District 7 will receive over $23 million for local infrastructure, revitalization projects, primary and secondary educational funding, law enforcement, a civic center and economic development.”

The 2021 Appropriations Act, designated as Senate Bill 105, allocates $25.9 billion in spending for 2021-22 and $27 billion for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The “rainy day” savings fund will be $4.25 billion at the end of the biennium, the largest in state history.

Following a 41-7 vote in the N.C. Senate, the House approved the bill 104-10. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the budget into law on Thursday.

Winslow’s legislative office said the following projects in House District 7 received funding. While Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus is in Henderson, the two-year college operates a Franklin campus in Louisburg.

NASH COUNTY

• Nash Community College capital improvements and renovations: $7.7 million.

• Town of Bailey sewer improvements: $5 million.

• Town of Middlesex sewer improvements: $1.5 million.

• Middlesex Police Department capital improvements: $15,000.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

• Vance-Granville Community College capital improvements: $7.3 million.

• Youngsville Main Street improvements: $1 million.

• Louisburg Depot Hill Civic Center: $700,000.

• Northeast Economic Development Committee: $50,000.

• Town of Franklinton capital improvements: $25,000.

• Town of Bunn capital improvements: $25,000.

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