STAUNTON — Del. Dickie Bell said Wednesday that he will offer a budget amendment during the upcoming General Assembly session to provide $250,000 in state funds to help with design work on the proposed Virginia Museum of Natural History site in Waynesboro.
The Staunton Republican confirmed the amount at a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce. Waynesboro City Manager Mike Hamp said the state funds, if approved, could be used for engineering and design work on the museum.
News of the amount of the proposed amendment comes just one week after Waynesboro City Council reaffirmed its support for the museum. City Council passed a resolution Dec. 12 offering about $1 milliion in potential aid.