Town of Normal wants comments on how to spend pandemic relief money

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The town of Normal said Monday it wanted public comment on how to spend pandemic relief money, making an online survey available to help determine how to use $ 10.8 million over the next two years.

The survey allows people to categorize several broad categories of how the federal government authorizes the use of money. The investigation will last six weeks. The city has already received half of the aid and will receive the rest next year.

“The Town of Normal values ​​feedback from residents and we want to hear from citizens on how to prioritize these dollars,” said Cathy Oloffson, director of communications and community relations. “

Ratings range from “No Priority” to “Low”, “Medium” or “High”. The survey also asks an open question about the biggest problem the city faces due to COVID-19.

The city said it wanted a representative sample and included demographic questions.

City council will hold a working session later this year to further discuss the needs of the community and the potential uses of American Rescue Plan Act funding.

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