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City planning on how to spend ARPA money

City planning on how to spend ARPA money

1 week, 5 days ago by Scott Hardy

City has first half of $5.4 million it will get over two years

The City of Quincy will likely have a good idea soon on what projects it wants to spend its' share of funds from the American Relief Plan Act. Scott Hardy has more.

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During Tuesday night's Council meeting, Mayor Mike Troup said that City Treasurer Linda Moore's office is working with the city's department heads on what they can and can't ask to buy with the funding. The city's already received the first of two payments of $2.7 million each under the law. After the meeting, Mayor Troup said that the city is still in the early stages of deciding what to use the money for.

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Mayor Troup says they'll know more about where to spend the money by the end of the year. Troup also said that the city will soon see the boundaries of its' seven wards re-drawn. The Mayor says that the County Clerk's office has the needed info from last year's Census and will soon get to work.

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Aldermen voted to approve an ordinance that will increase the current budget by over $38,000. Officials want to replace a bed on a Forestry truck, buy more asphalt material for the patch truck, and buy a diagnostic computer for the Central Garage.

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