Wayne County Fiscal Court met last night (Thursday) and approved the Monticello-Wayne County Industrial Authority as the organization that will receive funds through the TVA Regional Development Agency Assistance program. TVA money granted through this program must be used for economic development and job creation. Wayne County will receive $153,846 for 2021.
During the meeting, the court also approved several other resolutions related to potential grant funding for the county. They approved resolutions in regard to the Utility Assistance CDBG grant program, which totals $200,000. They also adopted a resolution that designates the county government as the sponsor for the Broadband Deployment grant. The city and the county are both involved in the broadband deployment project and have designated a portion of their ARPA money as matching funds.
County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson noted that the county has is in the process of applying for a $2.9 million grant for a natural gas project. They are seeking money that has become available through the Abandoned Mine Lands program.
The court met in an executive session to discuss pending litigation. No action was taken.
Magistrates approved the adoption of a 750-foot extension of Auction Street into the county road system. They also agreed to advertise to include a 235-foot extension of Pyles Cemetary Road and 1,460 feet of Shearer Valley View Road into the county road system.