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Committee recommends most of ARPA funds go to sewer, water, broadband and first responders

June 4, 2021
https://www.state-journal.com/news/committee-recommends-most-of-arpa-funds-go-to-sewer-water-broadband-and-first-responders/article_e744b75c-c35a-11eb-8a3a-6fed1ffa1a65.html

A committee made up of Magistrates Marti Booth and Lambert Moore as well as Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells recommended four different projects to be used for approximately $3.6 million in federal stimulus funds.

The recommendations voted for unanimously by the committee include: $1.5 to the City of Frankfort to cover the cost of work for a pump station that would help service the Farmdale Sanitation District; $1 million for broadband expansion in the county; a $500,000 contribution to the county’s water districts; and up to $600,000 in costs to retroactively give first responders a $2 per hour raise for work provided during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wells and county staff presented the above items to the committee, which were approved to be recommended to the Fiscal Court. The seven-member court will later vote on appropriating the funds to the recommended items.

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