Commission approves $6.9 million allocation for Jackson water systemBy ANTHONY WARREN,
Nearly $7 million in one-percent dollars are being used to help shore up the city of Jackson's water system.
On Wednesday, the one-percent oversight commission approved giving the city nearly $6.9 million to reimburse them for making emergency repairs dating back to 2016.
The commission approved the measure on a 7-0 vote. Commissioner Pete Perry made the motion, and Commission Vice-Chair Duane O'Neill seconded it.
Commissioner Carrie Johnson said the decision is consistent with a master plan passed by the board last spring.
The allocation will cut the city's remaining one-percent revenues, about $13.5 million, by more than half.
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