Ridgeway Town Board approves $60K in ARPA funds for fire company

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 August 2022 at 7:36 am

Money will help make up for cancelled fundraisers during Covid pandemic

RIDGEWAY – The Ridgeway Town Board has approved $60,000 in the town’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Act funds to go to the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company.

Town Supervisor Brian Napoli said the federal money will help make up for the cancelled fundraisers during the Covid pandemic.

“This money will help support and equip the department,” Napoli said. “We are allowed to do this as they are a non-profit organization that has been affected by the Covid shutdown.”

The Town Board voted on Monday to approve $60,000 for the fire company.

Napoli said Ridgeway has been awarded $316,000 in ARPA funding. The board so far has approved $200,000 in ARPA towards Water District No. 15, and $25,000 towards internet/broadband expansion.

“Of the remaining $31,000, we are looking at other projects, but have not decided on them,” Napoli said.