– Offer a wage premium to essential workers, which means a worker can receive up to $ 25 per hour.
– Invest in water supply, sewage and broadband infrastructure.
The city has until December 31, 2026 to spend the funds, but the U.S. Treasury must be notified by December 31, 2024 how the funds will be spent.
A first quarterly report on how Hall County plans to use its funds has been sent to the US Treasury, Humphrey reported.
Hall County will use ARPA funds for the budget to replace any lost revenue.
“Some of the money can be used for the income that was lost during the pandemic because we did not receive so much money from different entities, like the (county) park,” he said. declared. “We had no one at the park all summer that year.”
The funds will also help cover the ongoing costs of sterilizing public spaces.
âThe Sheriff’s Department and Corrections have been involved in a lot of COVID remediation and mitigation measures with sterilization, fogging, so there is a premium that can be paid for it,â Humphrey said.
Hall County is also planning a security upgrade for the Hall County Courthouse using the funds.
In August, the Hall County Board of Commissioners approved the use of the majority of the funds to join the City of Grand Island in an $ 8 million sanitary sewer replacement project at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. .