In April, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison announced he received a phone call from Senator Robert Stivers and was informed Representative Regina Huff “went to bat” on behalf of Whitley County and the city of Williamsburg.
As a result of her efforts, Williamsburg was reportedly awarded $1.4 million in funding to upgrade the sewer line and pump station for Kentucky Splash Waterpark and Campground.
Fast forward to September’s regular meeting, the City Council heard the first reading of a Resolution, which would authorize the Mayor to file for a Kentucky House Bill 1 (Community Development) project grant of up to $1.4 million.
“This resolution, if you agree to it, gives me the ability to follow through with the project grant money for the sewer upgrade for the Waterpark expansion,” said Harrison. “If we can get this started and passed tonight, we’re looking at possibly having our money by the end of September.”
Harrison urged the Council this grant is important for the continued growth of the Kentucky Splash Waterpark & Campground, and for the new Cumberland Mint Gaming Hall, due to both facilities using that pump station.
Without any further discussion, the City Council unanimously voted yes to adopt the resolution and move forward with the Kentucky Splash Waterpark & Campgrounds expansion.
The completion time on upgrading the sewer system and pump station is estimated to be 9-12 months.
“They’re going to try to get started as soon as possible before the weather,” added Harrison. “The biggest hold up will be getting the pump in, and getting the equipment here.”
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at The Kentucky Daily
Photo via Kentucky Splash Waterpark and Campground Facebook page