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City of Mauldin Receives $1.5 Million in State Funding for Senior Center, Fire Department and Sidewalk Safety Improvements

By July 6, 2023No Comments

The City of Mauldin will receive $1.5 million for improvements to City infrastructure and facilities from the Fiscal Year 2024 South Carolina state budget. This funding includes $1 million for sidewalk safety improvements, $250,000 for the Mauldin Fire Department and $250,000 for the Ray W. Hopkins Senior Center.

“We’re grateful to Sen. Ross Turner, Rep. Bruce Bannister and Rep. David Vaughan for their efforts to secure this important funding for the City of Mauldin,” Mayor Terry Merritt said. “These funds will help facilitate improvements that will enhance walkability, safety and quality of life for our community.”

Funding for the Ray W. Hopkins Senior Center will be used to make repairs and upgrades at that facility, while funding for the Mauldin Fire Department will be used for facility repairs and improvements at the department’s four existing fire stations as well as equipment purchases. Funding for sidewalk safety will be used to make repairs and remediation of existing sidewalks and to build new sidewalks in the City, with a focus on Miller Road.

“This sidewalk safety project will play a key role in improving the mobility of residents and visitors and connecting residential neighborhoods with our schools,” Mayor Merritt said. “We appreciate this assistance from the state, as these projects are vital to the continued growth and development of Mauldin and the future success of our region.”