The projects include renovations to Marion City Hall, the Marion County Library, and the Marion County Airport. A handful of recreation centers, including the Green Street Sports Complex, will also receive a portion of the money for improvements.
“Storms have seemed to become a norm. We’ve had several in the last five years back-to-back. And we just want to make sure our system’s updated and in time of emergency, we’re prepared and we’ve done all we can do to be prepared,” he said.
“If you can imagine your computer that you had twenty years ago versus a computer that you would use today, we’re still operating on that computer from twenty years ago,” he said. “And we just needed this. The county needed it. We house inmates from the City of Mullins, the City of Marion, all municipalities within the county. We’re responsible for them. We want to keep them safe. We want to keep our employees safe and also keep the public safe.”
“There hadn’t been a lot of expansion or upgrades that’s been done in over twenty years. This project was very important to us. This project was one that needed to be done and had to be done in one way or another,” he said.
1. E911 Improvements and Upgrades to all Emergency $6,000,000
2. Phase I of Detention Center/Sheriff’s Office (Marion County 2,500,000
3. Green Street Sports Complex (City of Marion) 1,536,025
4. Marion City Hall Renovations (City of Marion) 463,975
5. Park Street Gym Renovations (City of Mullins) 953,995
6. Recreation Center Tennis Court Renovations (City of Mullins) 437,500
7. Marion County Library Headquarters Renovations (Marion County) 1,500,000
8. Centennial Park Amphitheatre (Town of Nichols) 474,250
9. Sellers Outdoor Wellness Center (Town of Sellers) 112,000
10. Marion County Recreational Facilities Expansion (Marion County) 524,000
11. Marion County Airport Expansion (Marion County) 1,250,000
12. Phase II of Detention Center/Sheriff’s Office (Marion County) 2,500,000