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03.07.22 PM - BOCC
Commissioners and Alan Fahnestock discuss the high-volume water source near the Mazama store. The BOCC favors the project but want to make sure the funding would be compatible with The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) guidelines. The BOCC will let AF know the decision next Monday.
Commissioners and Mike Worden discuss the purchase of an emergency command vehicle using ARPA funds. The BOCC supports the purchase but tells MW he needs to read the rule for justification of ARPA spending and report back to the BOCC exactly what the justification is.
Commissioners and Roni Holder-Diefenbach discuss ARPA funding for three projects proposed for the Economic Alliance: staffing for the Small Business Resource and Technology Center, contracting with the Retail Academy and a small grant program to businesses that continue to be impacted by Covid. The cost over two years would be $450,000. Again, the BOCC approves of the projects but RH-D must find the justifications for them in the ARPA rules.