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City of Jackson considers how to use COVID-19 relief funding from federal government

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Jackson’s city manager is considering how best to allocate millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government.

Jackson will get $31-million dollars from the American Rescue Plan through 2024.

Spokesman Aaron Dimick says city manager Jonathan Greene would like to devote half of the money to water-related upgrades.

“We’re looking at using a lot of the money to replace infrastructure, lead line service replacements and water main repairs, sewer repairs, that kind of thing.”

Greene’s proposal would also allocate money to income tax revenue replacement and park improvements.

Jackson officials are gathering input on what to do with the money at two public meetings this month.