St. Joseph County officials finally tapped into the $11.8 million in funds they received last year through the American Rescue Plan Act.
During their monthly board meeting Tuesday, county commissioners authorized funding for four requests that, collectively, total $235,000.
The four items and others were discussed in great detail at last week’s executive committee meeting. Without any debate Tuesday, commissioners approved funding for:
*A service that will restore and preserve aged documents legally required to be maintained by the county clerk’s office.
*A tow vehicle for the county emergency management’s mobile command center.
*A vehicle for buildings and grounds.
*A fleet car.
Commissioners have already agreed to allocate $4 million toward budget stabilization, $4 million to restoration of the courts building and $2 million for capital improvements. Tuesday’s purchases will come out of the capital improvements fund.