Senator Rolfes: Capital budget makes key investments in Kitsap County | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA – Projects on Bainbridge Island will receive more than $2.5 million in the capital budget approved by the Washington State Senate Thursday.

The biggest share of money marked for Bainbridge — $2.4 million — will go toward the cleanup of the Wyckoff Superfund site on Eagle Harbor.

Two other projects will also get funding; the Fort Ward Community Hall project ($92,000) and the IslandWood community dining hall and kitchen ($200,000).

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Kitsap County, said the $4 billion capital budget will fund the construction and renovation of schools, public health facilities and community projects.

“This budget represents our values as a state, and its historic levels of investment will yield returns in education, public health, affordable housing and a number of crucial environmental cleanups,” said Rolfes, a Democratic Party lawmaker from Bainbridge Island.

“We’ll see the benefits from this budget for years to come in our local communities through improved parks, cleaner water and better care for our children and seniors,” she added. “While I wish we could have started funding these projects last year, I’m extremely pleased to see it pass the Senate and head to the governor’s desk.”

Other Kitsap County projects included in the capital budget include:

• North Kitsap Fishline’s Comprehensive Services Center: $530,000;

• Martha & Mary Health & Rehab Campus Renovation: $1 million;

• Morrow Manor, Poulsbo: $773,000;

• Peninsula Community Health Services, Poulsbo: $395,000;

• Poulsbo Outdoor Salmon Observation Area, Poulsbo: $475,000;

• West Poulsbo parkland acquisition, Poulsbo: $400,000;

• Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, Silverdale Library: $250,000;

• ARC Community Center renovation, Bremerton: $81,000;

• Manette Park renovation, Bremerton: $500,000; and

• Pine Basin Watershed storm sewer improvements, Bremerton: $3.88 million.

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