At Thursday night’s city council meeting City of St. Cloud City Manager Bill Sturgeon shared that the federal government is considering a $3 trillion stimulus package intended to help local governments throughout the nation.

The city has identified three projects it would look at funding with those dollars if some of those funds were to be received:

Retrofitting its MIEX resin water treatment plants

Constructing a new public safety complex

Improvements to the Lakefront.

Additionally, Congressman Darren Soto’s office notified the City that he will have between $12 million and $14 million in earmarks for his District and asked the city to identify a project for some of those funds. Sturgeon told Council if the City receives any of that money, it would be used to add to the city’s reuse water storage facility. Currently, the city runs out of reuse water during the dry season and is looking to expand its reuse storage facilities.