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Commissioners Court meet at 9 a.m. to reconsider helping Oak Grove water group fund project

by Greg Bischof | January 27, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

NEW BOSTON, Texas -- Bowie County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m., today to consider granting the Oak Grove Water Supply Corporation's request for a $99,239 grant from the county's American Rescue Act Fund.

If approved, the money is designated to help replace 22,000 linear feet of the corporation's old water pipeline.

Earlier this week, commissioners agreed to re-table action on the Corporation's initial Dec. 27 request so as to allow for further study by Commissioner.

The corporation is seeking these water pipeline replacement project funds in order to combined the money with the $227,250 in state grant funds, which the corporation has already secured. The combined amount would be aimed at supplying water to at least 80 residents living on three nearby county roads, as well as along a portion of U.S. Highway 82 in the DeKalb area.

On Dec. 27, commissioners initially tabled the corporation's request and then re-tabled it on Jan. 24. However, commissioners agreed a special meeting would need to take place, in order to approve the funds before the corporation's initial $227,250 grant offer expires Feb. 18.

Efforts to start work on this pipeline began in 2018.

If approved, the combined funds will help pay an overall project cost slated to be $326,489.

Currently, the county has been slated to receive $18.5 million in American Rescue Act Funds. It received half of those funds in May of 2021 and could receive the second half by the spring of this year.

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