Nick McWilliams reporting – More COVID-19 relief dollars will soon arrive in New Philadelphia.

The American Rescue Plan Act allocated over $1.9 trillion for economic stimulus, distributed throughout the nation.

For New Philadelphia, Mayor Joel Day says that by the end of the week, the city will receive their second round of funding, which matches the dollars from the first round.

“The money will be used to help pay for construction of a new storm sewer system to eliminate the high water problem at the West High Avenue and 4th Street intersection, and also some street paving. The money from the first tranche was used to move the water line under the Joy Howden property to the right of way along Mill Avenue SW.”

The total for the second round of funding for New Phila is $911,858.

The dollars are coming from the Ohio Office of Budget and Management from the U.S. government.

Service Director Ron McAbier says that the service department could be looking at $50,000 to $60,000 for additional paving from ARPA, but it will depend solely on projected costs for the storm sewer project.

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