Washington County Quorum Court committee passes American Rescue Plan funds, rental assistance proposal


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The Washington County Quorum Court committee passed its proposal for rental assistance, and the plans for $256 thousand of the American Rescue Plan.

The committee discussed how to move forward with federal funding.

Those proposals will go on to the finance and budget committee next week to get a vote.

If it passes there, it’ll go to the full quorum court for a final vote.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Washington County justice of the peace is trying to get more American Rescue Plan funds allocated.

J.P. Jim Wilson is proposing $256 thousand go to wastewater services for the homestead subdivision in West Fork.

Beth Coger is a concerned citizen in Washington County. She wants to see more study and public comment go into where the ARP funds go.

“I see this as opening up a door,” Coger said. “We’re going to have other subdivisions and other developers, people coming to us and wanting to do the same thing. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just saying we need a plan.”

The proposal is going before the county services committee August 30.

Public comment will be taken afterwards.

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