Where to put the $300,000 or so the county expects to receive through a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant for a pedestrian walkway over Progress Parkway in the 2019 budget was a matter of much discussion during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting.
The county was approved for the 75-25 matching grant, although Arlene Dorris of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) informed them the previous week that they would not have the money in time to have the project done before the Ste. Genevieve County Family Aquatic Center is scheduled to open in May.
The commissioners conferred with County Clerk Sue Wolk and Treasurer Sara Hoog. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson also called Steve Rey of the state auditor’s office to get his opinion.
“You can put it anywhere you want it,” Rey said, adding that the county needed to carefully document everything.
Nelson expressed reluctance to create a new line item for a one-time entry like this. He said he did not think line items can ever be deleted in the future. Wolk agreed they cannot, but said she believes they can go inactive and not be shown.
See more County Commission coverage in the January 16 edition of the Herald.