Falls City Council ARPA funds

(KLZA)--The Falls City Council approved moving forward with obligating remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds for general government operations as allowed when they met Monday evening.

City Administrator Anthony Nussbaum presented a list of possible ways those funds, totaling over $700 thousand could be spent. The funds need to be obligated by December 31, 2024 and expanded by the end of 2026.

Among the suggestions was creation of a $100 thousand fund to be utilized for abating nuisances.

The largest amount proposed was for helping with the cost of the reed bed restoration at the wastewater plant that may have a price tag of around $400 thousand.

Another proposal was creating of a sidewalk assistance program that could be utilized in both the downtown and by private citizens

Another idea presented was for a new records system for the city. The new system could come with a price tag of just over $200 thousand depending on what is included.

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