The City was allocated $3,371,351.19 in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). It was City Council's perogative to allocate the funds, after a recommendation from City Administration. Our City Admin recommended spending the money on street repair and lighting. I was against spending this money on street repair and lighting, because that was not the intention of the US Congress when allocating the funds. The only reason we were able to spend the money in this fashion, was because we accepted the funds as "revenue replacement". I suggested we use $500,000 of the allocation on replacing lead service lines. At that point there were still roughly a couple thousand lead service lines to replace in the City. Fortunately, the City Council allocated the funding.

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