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By Marlana Smith
The American Rescue Act Committee for Shelby County met Thursday, September 23 at the University of Missouri Extension Office in Shelbyville at 9 a.m.
Committee members present were Harold Eckler, Rhonda Ahern, Wendy Brumbaugh, Andy Coon, Tom Shively, Terry Mefford and Amy Harre. Also present were County Clerk Stephanie Bender, Presiding Commissioner Glenn Eagan and Alonna Kiser with Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments.
The committee accepted applications from daycares, the medical field and fire stations for the first round of American Rescue Act (ARA) disbursements. The county will receive $1.15 million dollars from the ARA. They have received $575,916.50, so far.
Requests 1, 2 and 3 were approved for administrative costs for cities in the county who are being assisted by Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments for distributing American Rescue funds. The total cost is $20,000.00 which will be paid in four installments.
Salt River Ambulance District requested $162,000 for four defibrillators/monitors, two CPR ma-chines and two stair chairs. The committee approved giving SRAD roughly $118,000 for two compression machines, two chair stairs and two defibrillator/monitors.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office sent a request in for seven Moswin radios. According to Sheriff Arron Fredrickson radios cannot be used while doing transports or if a deputy isn’t close to their vehicle. The Moswin radios are made for long range. The committee approved to grant $52,045.93 for seven new radios.
The request was approved from Shelbina United Methodist Church Aftercare for salary reimbursement and UV lights for $1,337.08. Motion passed, 6-0. Coon abstained.
The Clarence Fire Department and EMS requested $13,450.14 to install a repeater at the new City Hall. The request was approved.
Salt River Community Care was asking the committee for $44,257.78 for HVAC upgrades, personal protective equipment, traveling nurse expenses and COVID-19 screening kiosk. A motion was made to approve SRCC request. Motion passed, 6-0. Eckler abstained.
The committee approved a request from Kidz Corral Daycare in Clarence, for $3,454.96 for a hand sanitizing station, cots and cot blankets.
The committee approved a $11,284.34 request from Peoples Clinic for portable ECG Machine and rapid COVID test. Motion passed, 6-0. Ahern abstained.
The Shelby County Health Department requested $21,645.10 to install a new phone system, automatic door openers and other administrative COVID items. All of the request was approved except funding for light bulbs. The amount approved was $20,745.10.
Eagan was reimbursed $61.08 for food and drinks he bought for an ARA meeting held in Shel-bina.
The committee is now accepting additional applications for any business or individual interested in American Rescue Act disbursements. Applications must be returned and completed in full for the application to qualify for review by the committee.
Applicants must return applications to the Shelby County Clerk’s Office on or before November 17, 2021.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18 at 9 a.m. at the extension office in Shelbyville.
July 19 Meeting Minutes
The American Rescue Act Committee met on Monday, July 19, 2021. Those present at the meeting were, Glenn Eagan, Terry Mefford, Tom Shively, Stephanie Bender, Andrew Coon, Wendeline Brumbaugh, Amy Harre, Rhonda Ahern, Samantha Diffenderfer and Alonna Kiser.
Sam with MTRCOG gave a welcome and introduced everyone. Alonna Kiser will be Shelby County’s new contact person for the American Rescue Act.
We discussed the applications for this round of funding, and what we would like to see on the application.
We were told we should be more specific with our request this time on the projects. Especially when it comes to broadband.
Discussed possible timeline for when committee would accept applications from various other entities, businesses, and fields.
If filing for loss of revenue you must show all of your work using the formula. You cannot just scratch the surface. They are wanting lots of documentation to grant this request.
The first grant cycle for American Rescue Act will be for daycares, emergency response departments and the health field. This grant cycle will begin pending receiving the applications from MTRCOG.
Meeting is adjourned.