Falls City proposes ARPA funds for city code, computers, reed bed
The Falls City City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday.
The agenda includes a nuisance at 1205 Harlan St., dueling pianos at Prichard Auditorium on March 18, and use of ARPA funds.
City Administrator Anthony Nussbaum reports a $10,000 planning grant to the Chamber of Commerce/Main Street for a creative district.
The city also has a resolution declaring nuisance properties at 2009, 2010 and 2015 Stone Street. The city says a letter demanding compliance with city code was mailed out in September, but rubbish in the yard and enclosed trailers for storage remain.
Nussbaum reports that the city received $725,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds beginning in 2021.
Over $19,000 was disbursed for premium wages to employees and other disbursements are proposed as:
$208,000 for city office computer software
$350,000 for a “reed bed restoration project” at the wastewater sewer plant. Nussbaum said the current reed bed is beyond its life-expectancy.
$100,000 for building code enforcement. The city has a dedicated code enforcement officer and a fulltime building inspector.
$50,000 – sidewalk assistance program.