Edgerton was approved for up to $66,852 in CARES funding through Johnson County, according to Beth Linn, city administrator.
Linn told the council in October that Edgerton has been reimbursed for expenditures related to COVID-19 through the CARES Act. Phase 1 included Edgerton being reimbursed about $8,502 for expenditures the city has already made, for example; masks, personal protective equipment and Plexiglas.
The second phase of the CARES was the Resource Planning Process, and the city submitted a request for allocated dollars to be spent on future projects and purchases.
Project categories submitted included telework, additional supplies such as Plexiglas, and replacement of the HVAC system that feeds city hall. CARES requests had to be for items not previously budgeted expenses. Linn said the county has approved purchases that will be reimbursed in full, up to a total amount of $66,852. These approved funds must be spent by Dec. 30, 2020.
The council approved the expenditures to be used for telework, remote meetings, moving server information to the cloud to make it more accessible to employees, upgrade the phone system, barrier supplies, etc.