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|Winnsboro to receive $1 million for repairs|
Winnsboro is poised to receive $1 million in state money that city officials say would be used for sewage repairs.
The State Bond Commission met Aug. 19 and approved $77.1 million in funding for projects in central and north Louisiana, including the money that would be allocated to Winnsboro, according to a press release from State Treasurer John Kennedy.
The money for Winnsboro is contingent upon verification of the ordinance adopted during the city council's Aug. 16 meeting authorizing the city to incur the debt.
"The money that we will get will go for work on our sanitation sewer system. A million dollars should be able to cover the cost for that," said Skipper Stinson, Winnsboro's city supervisor.
There is roughly $700 million left to be allocated for such projects throughout the state, according to Kennedy.
Besides money to help repair the city's sewer system, Winnsboro officials are waiting for help with other needed improvements to its infrastructure.
The city council recently approve a measure for to select drainage improvements as the infrastructure in most need of repair for an application for the $30 million Louisiana Disaster Recovery Block Grant Municipal Infrastructure Program.
Cities in Franklin Parish, along with cities in 52 other parishes across Louisiana, are eligible to compete for the money.