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