The Tucker County Commission revisited the request by the City of Davis for funding for their planned water project. In an effort to treat all requests by county municipalities the same, the request had been placed on hold.
Just over a month ago, the commission allocated $50,000 to the Hamrick PSD for their water project. The time gave the commissioners an opportunity to look at the budget and decide where the money would come from.
At a special meeting held on Monday, May 5, the commissioners voted to allocate $50,000 to assist the city of Davis in making their water project “shovel ready”. Funds will be used for planning and engineer work on the project. Funding will be allocated as follows: $22,000 from the Coal Reallocation Fund, which can only be used for infrastructure and $28,000 to come from the 986 Fund, which is the commission’s general fund.
Davis mayor, Joe Drenning said that this so called shovel ready status will hopefully improve the city’s chances of receiving a Small City’s Block Grant.
One other item of business was conducted at Monday’s meeting. The commissioners granted the Tucker County Development Authority’s request for a pledge request of $35,574. This pledge will allow the Authority to receive their state grant, which requires a certain percentage of community involvement.