What The City Of Fort Wayne Says They'll Do With $8 Million

By Maureen Mespell

May 9, 2012 Updated May 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM EST

Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Around $8 million is now back in Fort Wayne.

The money is part of more than $200 million the state miscalculated and slighted local governments across the state.

Wednesday Mayor Tom Henry announced what the Summit City will use the money for.

Henry says $3 million is being set aside while the state finishes their audit.

Around $5 million will be spent to improve roads and sidewalks throughout the city and to help in the removal of trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer.

"When we improve our neighborhoods, we create jobs," says Mayor Henry. "The projects that we have planned for this year will use local contractors and create construction jobs. Those are salaries that will be spent in our community."

Mayor Henry says along with construction jobs he expects these projects to create about 200 other jobs in the community.




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