Jamestown Lawmakers To Further ARPA Spending Discussions

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JAMESTOWN – Lawmakers in Jamestown will further their discussions on the city’s plan to spend the American Rescue Plan Act funding on Monday.

Of the $28 million the municipality received; 3.7 percent will be allocated to cover lost revenue.

Mayor Eddie Sundquist spent several months earlier this year petitioning for public feedback about where the money should be spent. He formally unveiled his plan for the money back in July.

In the end, he tells us the money isn’t meant to linger and that’s why the council should take action now.

“This was meant so we could use funding to help expanding businesses, this was meant so we can help increase our mental health (services), this was meant for us to respond to the pandemic, the longer we wait the harder it is to start to get these programs out,” explained Sundquist.

The lawmaking group will meet starting t 6:45 p.m. for committee meetings. The full council work session is slated to start at 7 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at City Hall.


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