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Adams County Board approves $1.7 million in ARPA spending

Adams County Board approves $1.7 million in ARPA spending

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Will pay for water system upgrades in Payson, Clayton, Camp Point and the Adams Co. Fairgrounds

The Adams County Board has handed out over 1 point 7 million dollars of money the County received from the American Rescue Plan Act to several projects.

The County Board Tuesday night approved six resolutions that will hand out $1.74 million in ARPA funding. They include $225,000 for upgrades to the Clayton-Camp Point Water District, $350,000 to replace and expand Payson's water tower, and $450,000 for replacing the water mains in Clayton and at the Adams County Fairgrounds outside Mendon. Some bathrooms at the Fairgrounds will also be replaced. The Board also approved moving $703,000 to the County's General Fund to reimburse the County for expenses incurred due to COVID-19 from March 2020 to early July of this year. County Board Finance Committee Chairman Bret Austin says that the County's received $7.4 million in requests for projects. Fulfilling them all would cost $1.2 million more than what the County has remaining. Austin says the Board will need to make some decisions about who gets the remaining dollars.

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Two of those proposed projects are repairing wastewater treatment lagoons for Ursa and Lima for a total of $600,000. The part of the County that Austin says he hasn't heard from includes Golden. The County will receive a total of $12.7 million in ARPA funds, with the remaining $6 million due in the next few months. Other projects that could receive funding include secure housing programs in Adams County and a water main extension on 52nd Street, just east of Quincy.

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