A number of important infrastructure and capital bonding projects have been secured as a result of Sen. Hoffman’s support. They include:
- Three million dollars for the nearly 80-year-old Elm Creek Dam at the Mill Pond project in Champlin, which passed in the 2014 Senate bonding bill. Sen. Hoffman also authored a bill to move this project into phase 2. The request is for a $3.3 million pond aquatic habitat restoration, which involves making enhancements to the area wetlands and restoring shallow and deep water habitats. The Mill Pond project is a first in the history of the City of Champlin regarding getting Bonding money for a project as stated in the Champlin Dayton Press.
- Eight million dollars for Highway 10, which also passed during the 2014 legislative session. This project is essential for economic development in the area and will solve a major public safety issue on this ‘gateway to the north’ highway.
- $1.244 million for renovations to the Brooklyn Park Armory in 2014
- 10.562 million in the 2014 bonding bill for the Minnesota Historical Society-run Oliver H. Kelley Farm – a working 1860’s farm which was granted its full request.
- In total, Sen. Hoffman helped secure $22.8 million in bonding for Senate District 36 during the 2014 legislative session. This money has helped create hundreds of jobs and has strengthened our local economy and paved the way for economic development we are currently seeing in our communities.
- Hoffman supported a bill that maximizes the life-cycle of the state’s current assets (buildings/infrastructure). (HF 2490–2014, 5/16/2014; HF 1068–2014, 5/16/2014)
- Additionally, the money is used to ensure our higher educational institutions are state of the art so they can continue to attract the best and brightest students, as well as perform cutting edge research. (HF 2490–2014, 5/16/2014)