FREWSBOURG – There are so far four projects or equipment purchases under consideration in the town of Carroll to receive funds from the US Rescue Plan (ARP).
Carroll city council discussed one of the requests at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. Russell Payne, city supervisor, said Mel Feather, chairman of the board of directors of the Myers Memorial library, requested $ 53,000 in ARP funds for a deficit for a construction project at the library.
“They wanted to know if the city could provide funds to reduce the deficit”, he said.
Payne said in addition to the library project, there was also a request for funding for a batting cage and clubhouse at Willis C. Hale Memorial Town Park. This proposal is estimated at $ 31,000 for the concrete slab, covering the top and the net, which would be used by both the Little League and the Softball League teams.
Another proposed project is to “Heroes of the hometown” plan to honor the military with flags on telephone poles. A request for additional ARP funding is to purchase a speed trailer that the Carroll Police Department can place on the side of the freeway that displays the speed at which a vehicle will discourage speeding.
“We have a number of requests, and we will look at those requests and make a decision on how the money will be distributed,” he said.
Payne said an ad hoc committee has been formed that will review each project and make recommendations to Carroll City Council, which will make the final decision on how the funding will be allocated. He said the ad hoc committee will meet on Wednesday January 5 to review the projects. The public is invited to attend.
“We welcome comments from the public”, he said. âThere might be more ideas to come, but these are the first four ideas so far. If there are more, we will look at those requests as well. “
The city received $ 318,000 through ARP, which will be allocated in two installments to the city, one this year and one in 2022.