County Board approves $510,000 in ARPA funding for villages
QUINCY — The Adams County Board approved spending more than a half million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funding for villages in the county to replace or repair restrooms in their communities.
Camp Point received $120,000 for the restroom in Bailey Park and Liberty received $120,000 for the restroom in Central Park. Plainville, Coatsburg and Golden each received $90,000 for public restrooms in their communities as well.
Each of the projects requires some local matching funds by the respective villages.
In other action at Tuesday night’s County Board meeting:
- Legislative and Judicial Committee Chairman Mark Peter (R-5) told the County Board his committee was working with Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha on reviewing the county’s policies on the Open Meetings Act and Executive Session procedures to ensure they are following state statutes.
- The Board approved an intergovernmental agreement to provide IT services for the Regional Office of Education’s Jacksonville office. The local ROE office covers Adams, Brown, Pike, Scott, Cass and Morgan Counties.
- Public Health and Safety Committee Chairman Barb Fletcher (R-2) said the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is requesting to put some detainees on home detention work release and requested the establishment of a fund to purchase monitoring devices. The Board approved establishing the fund.
- Finance Chairman Bret Austin (R-1) reported the county’s current budget was tracking under on expenses and over on revenues and next year’s budget preparations are getting under way. He said he had requested preliminary budgets from each office holder and department head to be delivered by Sept. 16 and meetings would then begin on finalizing the budget.
- David Hoskins (R-7) said he was reviewing the County’s health insurance and property and casualty insurance to determine renewal of those policies. He said the County could look at changing from self insurance to becoming fully insured. The current policy runs through the end of the year.
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