Town to receive nearly $1 million in additional ARPA funds and other news from Shenandoah

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~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, July 26 — During last week’s regular meeting, the Shenandoah Council reviewed a letter from the commonwealth stating that the Town’s second distribution of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds totaling $971,574 has been distributed by the state.

The letter came from the Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as the state serves as a conduit to distribute the federal funds to localities.

Town Manager Juanita Roudabush provided Council with an updated list of needs and ideas of possible ways the Town could use the funds. The funds may only be used for items that meet the final rules of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

All ARPA funds must be spent or obligated by contracts by Dec. 31, 2024. All projects that utilized ARPA funds must be completed by Dec. 31, 2026.

In other business at its July 26 meeting, the Shenandoah Council took the following actions:

• Adopted a resolution to designate the Town Manager as the administrator for subdivisions under Article III-Subdivisions, of Chapter 50 of the Code of The Town Shenandoah, Virginia.

• Heard a report that the Town Manager has met with VDOT representatives to discuss grants for intersection upgrades in five different areas in Town.

• Noted there is another short-term rental in Town and “the property looks great.” Anyone who would like to request the list of registered short-term rentals within Town limits may call Town Clerk Lora Jenkins (540) 652-8164 or e-mail ljenkins@townofshenandoah.com.

Information taken directly from notes provided by Town Clerk Lora Jenkins

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