The St. Joseph County Council voted on whether or not to spend more than $8 million for county improvements Tuesday night.
The annual appropriation of County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) funding proposed by the county commissioners passed unanimously eight to zero.
While $8.1 million is a lot of money, It will be spread out.
“The total dollar amount, yes it is definitely a lot of money,” said Rafael Morton of the St. Joseph County Council. “But when you break it down in to all the projects we are trying to deal with, and a lot of them we have an obligation to deal with on an annual basis, so in some cases we don't have a choice, we have to make these allocations. And as far as improvements on the county city building and the court house, way overdue.”
The money will go towards different improvement projects throughout the county like the county-city building rehabilitation, police radios, and sewer and water improvements