Mary Alice Reporting – Fourteen local entities are receiving funds after the Tuscarawas County Board of Commissioners approved an allocation.

The money is through the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund which is designated to support communities for their response or recovery from the health emergency.

Two separate resolutions were passed and included five specific sections, as read by Clerk Rhonda Jordan.

“Aid to impact industries, for public health, infrastructure, revenue loss replacement, negative economic impact and eligible expenditure.”

Auditor Larry Lindberg noted they had been going through the various applications, something that was praised by Commissioner Al Landis.

“Thank you for your leadership Larry and the committee. We’ve got a series of checks and double checks in place and the commissioners, I feel, have a high degree of confidence moving forward and we start this process.”

The total cost of the combined effort is over $3.8 million.

The awardees include:

  • Tuscarawas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  1. sewer line replacement and relining: $14,599
  2. Travel Tuscarawas Ticket Program: $70,000
  • Dennison Railroad Depot: $30,000 (handicap access)
  • Newcomerstown Historical Society: $78,000 (Lenape Diaspora Memorial)
  • Historical Schoenbrunn Village: $32,820 (village trailhead)
  • Tuscarawas County Public Library: $2,753 (AED’s for Bolivar and Strasburg branches)
  • Noah’s Hope Advocacy Center
  1. parking lot improvements: $45,000
  2. computer and technology equipment: $5,000
  • Village of Baltic: $311,234 (waterline replacement on Maple Street)
  • Village of Tuscarawas: $62,354 (water treatment plant improvements)
  • Tuscarawas Engineer’s Office: $1,242,000 (road improvements)
  • Historic Red Barn Phase 1: $350,000
  • Brandywine Center Improvements: $400,000
  • Recorder’s Office: $400,000 (scanning documents)
  • Auditor’s Office: $466,950 (HR payroll system)
  • Tuscarawas Juvenile Court – Tuscarawas United Feeding Our Future (TUFF)
  1. box truck purchase a related costs: $94,650
  2. food purchase and materials: $213,726

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