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Seneca County has $6.6M in American Rescue Plan money coming: What plans are in the works for it?

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Seneca County has millions coming from the federal government via the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law over a year ago.

The county has spent less than $800,000 of that money thus far, according to County Manager Mitch Rowe.

A special committee consisting of Supervisors Joe Borst of Ovid, Mike Enslow and Don Trout of Waterloo, Mike Ferrara of Seneca Falls, and Mike Reynolds of Covert was formed to come up with ideas.

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Improvements to the Papa Bear Courthouse in Ovid, repairs to County Road 135, and improvements to the sewer system on Route 414 in Tyre and Seneca Falls have all been included, but those efforts fall well short of the full balance.

“The village of Waterloo asked for ARPA funds to help with upgrades to its water treatment plant, but the committee denied that request,” Rowe told the Finger Lakes Times.

Water treatment plant upgrades across the county have been discussed, as well as broadband service expansion, and upgrades to county facilities.

The committee may form a list, but nothing definitive is set at this time.