Special Select Board Meeting Today to Discuss ARPA Funding Requests

by Gazette Staff

HARDWICK – The Hardwick Select Board will hold a special board meeting on Wednesday, July 13, at 1 p.m. to discuss funding options for the wastewater treatment plant and to review ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding requests. The meeting will be held in the Memorial Building and via Zoom.

The select board is considering two financing options to pay for the work on the town wastewater treatment plant: funding over a 20-year period, with a debt service cost of approximately $138,000 per year, or a 30-year term, with a debt service cost of approximately $101,000 per year.
The discussion of ARPA fund requests will review the list of funding requests received by the board and will provide applicants to provide details on their requests. The published list of requestors who replied by the application deadline include:

  1. Caledonia Grange #9

  2. Civic Standard

  3. Craftsbury Community Care Center

  4. East Hardwick Neighborhood Organization

  5. Hardwick Area Food Pantry

  6. Hardwick Conservation Commission

  7. Hardwick Downtown Commission

  8. Hardwick Town House

  9. Jeudevine Memorial Library

10. Mandy Spaulding

11. NEK Broadband

12. Town of Hardwick – Cyber Security

After the ARPA review, the meeting will follow the usual select board agenda, including select board reports, old business and new business.

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