Franklin Township Agrees To Help Pay For Beautification Of Area Around Casino


UPDATED: Friday October 12, 2012 8:21 AM

A beautification plan for a road leading to the new Hollywood Casino has been approved by the township that will now help foot the bill.

Franklin Township trustees voted yes, two-to-one to pay $400,000 toward the project.

ODOT said that the project would include trees, benches and landscaping along West Broad Street.

On Monday, Franklin Township Trustee Don Cook said that the township cannot afford to hire new police officers, to repair its salt barn that has been condemned and the streetlights to protect its own citizens.

"Franklin Township only has $834,000 in the general fund," Cook said Monday. "And at this time, $400,000 is one half of what we will have in our general fund."

On Monday, Cook said that the township could not afford to hire new police officers, to repair its salt barn that has been condemned and the streetlights to protect its own citizens.

To fund the project, $3.9 million in county, state and federal funds would be used.

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