Council OKs new funding for ongoing street, alley repairs
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, The Colony City Council approved an amendment to the city’s Utility Fund budget to increase the amount available for street, alley, and sidewalk repairs by $200,000.
This funding is in addition to $1.1 million budgeted for street, alley, and sidewalk repairs in 2019-2020, of which only about $90,000 remain as city crews have been steadily working on repair projects this year.
The $200,000 budget amendment will ensure that the city can continue responding to requests from residents for necessary repairs to the transportation infrastructure in their neighborhoods.
In other recent business, the City Council approved a budget amendment to provide $15,000 for COVID19-related rental assistance and relief. The funding is in response to an increased demand for rental assistance during the pandemic and will help facilitate timely distribution to those who need it most.
The funds will go to local non-profit Next Steps, which is among many agencies working with the United Way of Denton County to help provide North Texans and residents of The Colony with a variety of assistance.