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The Grundy County Board last night had a long discussion on what to do with American Rescue Plan funds.

Finance Director Matt Melvin said the Health Department has requested to use around $3 million of the funds.

Melvin said Grundy County is one of a few counties in the state that had an increase in population over the past decade.

Board Chairman Chris Balkema said finding the health department a new home or constructing a new building would be great, but he also wants to remain fiscally responsible.

Balkema also had this to report.

Balkema said this process is in early stages as they will continue to explore options for the health department.