Clemmons to receive $500K in state funding

Published 2:03 pm Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Money to be used to complete work on Market Center Drive

The Village of Clemmons will receive $500,000 in state funding with the passage of the state budget for 2022.

The money will be used to complete work on Market Center Drive from the east side of Lewisville-Clemmons Road from Ramada Drive to Cook Street.

“I have been working with Rep. Jeff Zenger since earlier in the year to get funding for this project and I’d like to thank him and all those who voted to approve this,” said Clemmons Mayor Mike Rogers.
“This is the second time Mr. Zenger has come through for Clemmons this year after he also secured $800,000 for our firefighters.”

In addition, Zenger helped secure $2.4 million for the Tanglewood Business Park and an additional $700,000 for Forsyth County.

The $27.9 billion state budget will also invest heavily in education, school safety, teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development, and water and sewer projects.

“I am proud to support this responsible and fiscally-sound budget,” Zenger said. “It meets the critical needs of our state while also taking steps to prepare for an economic downturn due to reckless policies in Washington that have caused record inflation. I am also pleased to secure critical resources in the budget for our local communities and citizens.”

Rep. Jeff Zenger

Other statewide budget highlights include:
• Teachers receive a 4.2% average pay raise (9.1% increase over the biennium).
• School support staff receive the greater of 4% or an increase to $15/hour.
• State agency employees receive a 3.5% pay raise (6% increase over the biennium).
• State retirees receive an additional 1.0% one-time retiree supplement (4% over
• $876 million for major economic development projects.

• $32 million in school safety grants to support students in crisis, safety training,
and equipment in schools
• $14.8 million for mental health programs.
• $883 million for water and sewer infrastructure projects ($2.5 billion over the biennium).