“The city of Kettering will utilize general fund dollars to assist those who were impacted most by the pandemic,” said Public Information Officer Mary Azbill. “Emphasis is also placed on getting back on track with the capital equipment and capital improvement programs that were delayed or cut due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.”
Kettering’s commitment is broken into three pools of money: about $7.3 million for capital improvements, $4.5 million for capital equipment and another $2 million toward community programs.
Under capital improvements, the city will spend $2.7 million on roadways and water drainage at the Golf Club Estates; another $2.5 million on a road project on Forrer Boulevard and another $1.5 million on Gentile Park, among other projects.
A new fire engine, dump trucks and ambulances highlight a slew of new vehicles the city will acquire through its capital equipment investment.
As for community programs, the city spent $1 million in 2022 for a first time homebuyers/home improvement program in partnership with DayAir Credit Union, and will spend another $1 million on its down payment and rental assistance program for economically-impacted Kettering residents.
Under federal guidelines, ARPA funds must be allocated by the end of 2024 and fully spent by the end of 2026.
Dayton Daily News reporter Nick Blizzard contributed to this report.