Officials of Red Willow County are not holding their breath on receiving funds from the proposed economic stimulus package, said Red Willow County Commissioner Earl McNutt.
McNutt confirmed that Red Willow County applied for about $1 million in funds in late December, for three paving projects that have been on the books for awhile.
But the likelihood of the county receiving those funds is unknown at this point, he said. McNutt believed larger projects in Omaha probably will take precedence over Red Willow County's projects.
County roads that would be paved with economic stimulus money include north of East 11th Street, 8-10 miles north of Indianola and south of Perry.
Without the funding, the paving projects will not go forward but go back on the wish list, said Commissioner Steve Downer
The proposed economic stimulus package is now at $900 billion and still waiting approval from the Senate.
Lawmakers led by Nebraska Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins are working on last-minute plans to strip the package by $50 to $200 billion, according to news reports.