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Holladay Approves Grant for Transportation

May 05, 2016 12:30PM ● Published by Kelly Cannon

By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com

Holladay - The Holladay City Council approved an interlocal agreement between Salt Lake County and the city of Holladay during its April 14 meeting relating to the city’s receipt of transportation revenue from the county. The grant is for $1 million for improvements on Highland Drive between Spring Lane and Van Winkle Expressway. 

Mayor Rob Dahle said he had little to no issue with the grant itself. 

“We get the million dollars, and there are very specific things we have to use it for,” Dahle said. “The only thing that was critical to me was that we have to spend all of the money by Dec. 31, 2017, on the Highland Drive segment.”

The grant is not subject to a matching amount from the city. 

Dahle said there is no restriction as to how the money could be spent as long as the funds were spent on that particular stretch of road, and it was used toward transportation improvements. 

“The things we can use it on were broad,” Councilwoman Sabrina Petersen said. “It’s just we have to use it all.”

The money could be spent on property acquisition, construction and other items relating to improvements. 

It is currently unclear what the money would be spent on at this time. The council hinted they may not make a decision on how the funds would be spent until there is a new city manager. Current city manager Randy Fitts is retiring in the upcoming months.

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