City Council to Consider $ 1.5 Million Funding Request for Street Resurfacing

Mike Perry, Hopkinsville Public Works Manager

Hopkinsville City Council will consider at its next meeting a request for more than $ 1 million in funding to resurface and pave the streets after Committee of the Whole action at Thursday night’s meeting.

Public Works Director Mike Perry said on October 7e he requested $ 1.5 million for additional street paving at the Future Funding Review Committee meeting. He added that with limited funds through MRA dollars each year for paving, they want to use the extra funds to make up for the resurfacing of city streets. ‘

Perry also noted that they are asking that certain national roads be recommended for paving, but that this decision will have to be made by the committee. He said there were a lot of national roads in the city and most of their complaints were about these roads. He added that the only problem is that if they paved the national road, they could “navigate”.

Perry noted that they had $ 735,000 set aside for paving this year.

After discussion, a motion was presented to forward the request for funding for street resurfacing and paving for city streets only.

In another action, the committee passed on to city council a recommendation from General Manager Troy Body that the city’s $ 50,000 T-Mobile community grant be split equally and awarded to the Woody Winfrey Fire-Transportation Museum for the painting and repairs and for technology upgrades. at the Boys and Girls Club.

And after much discussion, the city council will consider restricting the 3rd CARES round of money for future pension obligations. CFO Robert Martin says the $ 231,094 has been deposited into the general fund. He also explained that CARES funding can basically be spent as authorized by the board, while ARPA funding has very strict guidelines.

The next regular Hopkinsville City Council meeting is Tuesday evening November 2sd, at 6:00 a.m. in the council chamber at the municipal building.

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