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The Lyon County Board of Commissioners addressed the plan to spend almost $5.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act allocations at their regular meeting in Silver Springs on August 19, 2021. Comptroller Josh Foli presented the item with a presentation https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/1021046/American_Rescue_Plan_Act_Presentation.pdf about the funding and how it could be spent and provided the Board with a recommended allocation plan https://legistarweb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/attachment/pdf/1021046/American_Rescue_Plan_Act_Presentation.pdf
The Board tabled the item after a lengthy discussion on projects the funding could be used for including purchasing ambulances for two fire protection districts, park equipment, Boys and Girls Club in Fernley, and funding for Food Bank Facility improvements in Dayton. Foli explained that the ARPA funding can be spent under certain guidelines:
The Board considered the recommended plan and asked for further research on allowable expenses to determine if the funding could support the Fire Protection Districts, Parks, Foodbank, and Boys and Girls Club. The Board also questioned spending this first round as presented or addressing the proposed water and sewer funding with the next round of ARPA funding.
The proposed Allocation plan included:
To respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative impacts:
Premium Pay for Essential Workers Not recommended in this round of funding.
Replace Lost Public Sector Revenue Lyon County currently doesn't qualify.
Invest in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure
Contingency to be allocated as needed in the future 185,322 Total 5,585,322
The Board will address the Allocation plan their September 2, 2021 Meeting in Yerington