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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Davenport council passes three resolutions


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 4:53pm

DAVENPORT – A busy agenda as approvals were concerned was passed by a short-handed council, with just two members present in-person and two councilmembers attending via Zoom. Council passed three resolutions and two first readings regarding grant funding, ARPA dollars and budget amendments at its July 28 meeting.

The first resolution passed established authority to execute distribution of Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and Airport Coronavirus Response Grant programs. The second resolution established similar authority for distribution of American Rescue Plan Act and Airport Rescue Grant funds. The third resolution established the methods of distribution of virus local fiscal recovery funds from ARPA and related grant funding.

The first reading of an ordinance passed that would amend the 2021 budget adopted Nov. 25, 2020 to account for the funds the city received in the American Rescue Plan Act created by the Biden administration and passed through Congress in the months after the original budget was approved.

The ordinance would add $243,417 to the current expense fund for a total balance of $1,546,292. It would also add $81,417 to a community planning and economic development fund, $70,000 to a water interfund transfer fund, $80,000 to a sewer interfund transfer fund, $7,000 to the street fund, $1,000 to a garbage interfund transfer fund, $1,000 to the airport fund, $2,000 to the cemetery fund and $1,000 to the library fund.

Council also passed a first reading of an ordinance amending the airport budget due to recently awarded FAA grants and granting agency expenditures of the airport capital improvement fund. The amendment would transfer $4.4 million to an FAA grant fund, add $9,000 to a COVID grant fund, $800,000 to an FAA T/L grant fund and $22,000 to an FAA T/L grant fund.

Mayor Brad Sweet passed on an invitation to council to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Davenport Primary Care Clinic Friday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. The county commissioners were similarly invited at the commissioner’s Aug. 2 meeting.

Sweet also said he attended the Lincoln Co. Museums board meeting, where John Stiles was appointed new president, Nancy Ellis vice president and Irene Wilkens treasurer.

– Cheney Free Press staff intern Riley Kankelberg contributed to this report.

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Drew Lawson, Editor

Drew Lawson is the editor of the Davenport Times. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Twitter: @lawsondrew5


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