Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the City of Blair will hold a public hearing at the December 14, 2021, Council meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. to take comments on the use of the City’s $1.4 …

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Public Notice Notice is hereby given that the City of Blair will hold a public hearing at the December 14, 2021, Council meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. to take comments on the use of the City’s $1.4 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds. The Council meeting will be held in the City Council meeting room at 218 South 16th Street, in Blair, Nebraska. ARPA funds can be used for projects that fit into four primary project categories. 1). Public Health and Economic Impacts that respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID – 19 or its negative economic impacts 2). Premium Pay to eligible workers performing essential work during the COVID – 19 public health emergency 3). Revenue loss by grantees that experience budget short falls due to the COVID – 19 due to public health emergency 4). Investments in infrastructure that protect and enhance safe drinking water through investments in water, wastewater and investments to enhance broadband. For a full and detail explanation of potential uses of ARPA funds a copy of the Department of the Treasury Interim final rule, 31 CFR Part 35 RIN 1505-AC77 can be found on the City Web site at blairnebraska.org. Further the City of Blair will take comments on the City’s intent to use all ARPA funds the City receives to make improvements to the City water treatment plant and or possible expansion of the water treatment plant to make necessary investments to continue to provide safe drinking and usable water for residents, businesses, and industry at reasonable and affordable rates for all, while promoting a green environment through energy conserving improvements to the water plant. ZNEZ PT 12-07-21

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