By 1808Delaware

Genoa Township has taken the step of letting residents know how monies received under the American Rescue Plan have been and are being spent.

In its newsletter sent out on July 1, the Township revealed the process and then decisions made in terms of how $2,954,383.25 was distributed. As the review shares, these monies were not spent all at once, rather these funds will be spent by the end of 2026.

After incorporating responses from Township departments, a road map was created and adopted to guide expenditures. According to what was shared, this is the breakdown:


  • $38,970 to replace 10 cruiser computers.
  • $12,000 to purchase a blood alcohol concentration device.
  • $27,500 to purchase a Polaris Ranger for patrolling off-road areas.
  • $20,000 to purchase AED equipment.
  • $15,000 to purchase tasers.
  • $338,000.25 for the partial tear-down of the old police station.


  • $377,000 to reimburse the Fire Department for overtime resulting from the pandemic.


  • $192,000 to repair Plumb Road between Rome Corners Road and Shagbark Trail.

Parks and Trails:

  • $50,000 to purchase playground equipment for Hilmar Park.
  • $700,000 for greenspace conservation/preservation grant match.
  • $200,000 to purchase a restroom for Hilmar Park.
  • $200,000 to purchase a restroom for the Worthington Community Garden.
  • $300,000 to repave the Genoa Trail between Big Walnut and Lewis Center Roads, Center Green Park trail from the bridge to Spring Run Drive, Center Green Park to Park Bend Road, Center Green Park to Tussic Street Road.

Almost $500,000 was reserved for unanticipated needs.

Trustees will continue to monitor these expenditures and assess whether any changes need to be made.

Statewide, Ohio received $5.36 billion in American Rescue Fund dollars in two rounds.

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