Aiken City Council discuss plutonium settlement funding for 2023 fiscal budget


AIKEN, Sc (WJBF) – During the Aiken City council meeting Monday, members discussed plutonium funds that may be added to next year’s budget.

Those funds would pay for several projects. The list includes property purchases,  waterline replacements, and more.

“The reimbursement of the bond for the downtown property purchases 9.6 million the Fairfield street bridge  the DOT is still planning to provide a million three hundred thousand dollar match” said Stuart Bedenbaugh, City Manager.

The settlement money is only part of the equation. 

“we already have 1.2 million from the plutonium money we also have funds from the county transportation committee” said Bedenbaugh.

Most of the projects are already in the process of being completed.

“ A lot of this work probably started in 2015 or 16 since we became that very concentrated work and it’s been on going ever since” said Bedenbaugh.

City Council will discuss the funds further at the next meeting before adding to the 2023 budget.

You May Also Like

Decatur man who died of multiple gunshot wounds identified by coroner

Posted: Feb 8, 2023 / 09:33 AM CST Updated: Feb 8, 2023…

The five biggest moments from Biden’s State of the Union address

President Biden delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday night…

Local students awarded by Eastman for Black History Month essays

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Five local high school students took home cash…

25 New Scioto County Grand Jury Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor, announced today that the Scioto County…

WATCH LIVE: Day 13 of Murdaugh double murder trial to focus on GSR, more witness testimony

WALTERBORO, S.C. () — As the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial resumes…

Medical community hopeful following FDA’s accelerated approval for Alzheimer’s disease treatment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Local doctors and nurses say they are encouraged by…

UPDATE: ISP reopens I-74 lane after truck fire, confirms vehicle crash due to backed up traffic

Update 4:20 p.m. The I-74 eastbound left lane is now open. Officials said…

15-year-old arrested in connection to deadly DeSoto County Fair shooting

DESOTO COUNTY (WFLA) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection to the…