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The City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget appropriation ordinance to include $29.14 million in federal funds expected from the American Rescue Plan Act, which is an economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden earlier this year.
Cities and counties across the nation are receiving the direct federal aid. The aid is intended to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are allocated based on each locality’s population.
Each locality will receive payment in two installments of 50 percent. Danville has received its first installment and will receive the second installment no sooner than 12 months after the first payment.
A special fund has been set up to hold the money and will be transferred to projects as later determined. The federal Treasury Department has provided general guidance on allowable and non-allowable uses for the funds. A summary of the proposed uses of the money includes:
In other matters last night, City Council voted to:
Also during the business session, the City Council reviewed the latest financial reports and held a first reading on amending the city budget appropriation ordinance to allow for use of additional federal funds to be used to complete design services for the rehabilitation of the south ramp and taxiway connections at the Danville Regional Airport.
A first reading is an introductory step required by the City Code before some issues can be voted upon by the City Council. This step serves to provide public notice of pending action. The City Council can vote on these matters at its next meeting.