Project Requests

The U.S. House of Representatives is formally accepting Member Designated Project requests from House Members for possible inclusion in this year’s appropriations and surface transportation authorization processes.  Congressman David Rouzer has recommended that the following projects in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District be considered to receive funding through the Member Designated Project process.
 
Projects are listed in alphabetical order by the project sponsor below.
 

Project Name: Repairs to Existing Sewer Lines Affected by Ground Contamination
Location: Clinton
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 221 Lisbon Street
Zip Code: 28328
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: City of Clinton
Requested Amount: $68,000
Explanation of Request: The City of Clinton is seeking funding for repairs to be made to existing sewer lines for the City of Clinton in fiscal year 2022.  The funding would be used for a sewer main that needs to be rehabilitated due to permeation of petroleum based products into the sewer main.  The petroleum based liquids in the sewer main produced a potentially hazardous condition in the sewer main as well as the pump station located downstream.
Letters of Support: Clinton Mayor Lew Starling
Member Certification Form



Project Name: Black River Waste Water Plant Improvements
Location: Dunn
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 580 J.W. Edwards Lane
Zip Code: 28334
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: City of Dunn
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Explanation of Request: The City of Dunn is seeking funding for Black River Waste Water Plant improvements in fiscal year 2022.  The funding would be used to make improvements at the Black River Wastewater Treatment Plant facility.  Chlorine contact tanks and associated plant process piping will be replaced and upgraded to provide better levels of treatment and improved peak flow capacity.
Letters of Support: City of Dunn Mayor William P. Elmore Jr.
Member Certification Form



Project Name: Clinton Police Department Radio Upgrades and Repeater Placements
Location: Clinton
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 221 Lisbon Street
Zip Code: 28405
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: Clinton Police Department
Requested Amount: $173,000
Explanation of Request: The Clinton Police Department is seeking funding for radio upgrades and repeater placements.  This funding would be used for fourteen new handheld devices for the police department and updates for existing handhelds to be usable with the state VIPER updates.  Updating the radio equipment and communication technology will improve service in areas with limited communication abilities and enhance the safety and service for the local community, not only during critical events such as natural disasters, but during normal everyday operations.
Project Name: New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Rapid DNA Instruments
Location: Castle Hayne
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 3950 Juvenile Center Road 
Zip Code: 28405
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department
Requested Amount: $400,000
Explanation of Request: The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is seeking funding for Rapid DNA instruments.  This funding would be used to purchase a Rapid DNA instrument to help bolster law enforcement efficiency, improve community outcomes, and build a new crime lab.  The instrument allows deputies to process DNA samples themselves with minimal training. These samples are processed quickly and can generate investigative leads in 90 minutes, as opposed to the many months (or years) it can take at the crime lab. They intend to follow the guidance published by the FBI for Rapid DNA in law enforcement contexts.
Letters of Support: Wilmington Mayor Bill SaffoNew Hanover County Board of CommissionersNew Hanover County Sheriff's Office
Member Certification Form


Project Name: Sewer Treatment Facility Expansion
Location: Benson
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 303 East Church Street
Zip Code: 27504
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: Town of Benson
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Explanation of Request: The Town of Benson is seeking funding for expansion of sewer treatment capacity for the Town of Benson in fiscal year 2022.  The funding would be used for expansion of sewer treatment capacity.  The system is currently stretched too thin and cannot handle heavy rains or hurricanes in addition to the increased number of users.  As the city grows, it puts more and more strain on the existing sewer treatment facilities.
Letters of Support: Town of Benson Mayor Jerry Medlin
Member Certification Form


Project Name:
 Town of Four Oaks Streetscape and Safety Improvements
Location: 
Four Oaks
State: North Carolina
Street Address: 304 N Main Street
Zip Code: 27524
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: 
Town of Four Oaks
Requested Amount: 
$1,000,000
Explanation of Request: This project would enhance and improve the public infrastructure to make downtown Four Oaks safer and to promote economic development and investment.  Specifically, funds would be used for relocation of utility infrastructure, installation of crosswalks and curb bump outs on corners/intersections, and sidewalk widening to increase ADA accessibility.  The amount requested would be used to cover materials and labor associated with the project construction.
Letters of Support: Town of Four OaksFour Oaks Chamber of Commerce
Member Certification Form

 

Project name: MILITARY CUTOFF ROAD (US 17)/EASTWOOD ROAD (US 74) INTERCHANGE (DRYSDALE DRIVE EXTENSION) (U-5710A)
Location: Wilmington
State: North Carolina
Street Address: MILITARY CUTOFF ROAD (US 17) AND EASTWOOD ROAD (US 74) ZIP CODE: 28405
Congressional District: NC 7th District
Project Sponsor: Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Requested Amount: $3,840,000
Letters of Support: City of Wilmington, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Member Certification Form