The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has been meeting a whole lot this summer – usually a very down time for the board – and, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, the commissioners held another work session to spend a whole lot of federal money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) meant to help communities recover from the pandemic.
At the work session, the board voted to hand out $41 million in ARP funds.
The money will be used for projects in Greensboro, Stokesdale, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Gibsonville, Summerfield and parts of southwest Guilford County.
Here’s how the commissioners chose to spend the money:
- $15 million for the City of Greensboro to support project development for the Windsor Chavis Nocho Community Complex intended to provide area residents with recreation options as well as health and government services.
- $7.8 million to the Town of Summerfield. That money will be used to “support a feasibility study and initial implementation” of a new water system, improve water access for fire services and to help fund a new 115-acre regional park.
- $5.5 million to the Town of Pleasant Garden for construction of a 4-mile water and sewer infrastructure project that will serve the town’s business district.
- $5.9 million for the Town of Gibsonville to build a new water tank meant to improve fire protection and to make other changes that will improve water quality in the town.
- $3.5 million the Town of Oak Ridge for “a multi-phase project to provide water service to all residents,” improve fire protection and make other improvements such as a community center at Oak Ridge Town Park.
- $3.1 million for the Town of Stokesdale to add about five miles of new water line to secure a second source of water for the town to increase flow, and fire hydrant water pressure – as well as to “allow redundancy in the system should one line become unavailable.”
- $200,000 for improvements to water infrastructure supporting fire protection services in southwest Guilford County – especially along NC 62.
So far, the county has now allocated almost $59 million of the $104 million it has received.
Buys alot of votes and evidently water.
Not in gboro. Gboro gets a nacho center to hand out more tax mone
Nice to see High Point completely overlooked again
Any left over for the GPD?
Got it.. We’re paying for infrastructure & a few frills that should have already been planned within the town’s budgets, but since the feds are printing money our great grandchildren get stuck with the tab.
Alston, Cooper, Biden, they’re all the same. They all signed over their souls to the devil long ago. One day he will come to collect the collateral.
Summerfield? Millions money for water? Oak Ridge too? Why? They have wells. Summerfield is where that developer asked the County to help with water lines for some big development he’s building. Coincidence?
What a waste. Developer gets water lines. We get higher taxes and a Billion dollar school bond. Crime. Open Jobs for police, fire, and teachers that can’t be filled. Loads of things that would help lots of people and businesses. This is how they spend the cash?
It is all about developers. Developers have money and influence. Money given to the small towns comes with consequences. The town politicians were wanting the money. Why? Look no further than the towns’ politicians.
If you’ve followed NC politics, it doesn’t take long to figure out every penny went from one lodge brother to another. Hiney kissin’ & nepotism at its very core. If that doesn’t anger you enough to vote them out, it should….
Money, money money! The Parasitic Sector is awash with so much money that they literally can’t spend it all. The County spent barely more than half of what they have. And this same county jacked up our Property Tax bills by 20% – in one year. All this while the people struggle.
Am I the only one who believes that the Parasitic Sector is the epitome of greed?
This was federal money. The federal government prints influence money. The 16th Amendment was one of the most destructive amendments ever passed. Government should not be allowed to tax labor. At the time, it was sold as a patriotic amendment. As in all government, the 16th Amendment was the camel’s nose.
Might as well use the money for what it was supposed to be for. Glad to see it being put good use. Water tower my favorite. A much needed item. Well spent.