At this Rural Water District meeting, the directors said that contractors were not working, but I heard them vote to pay them anyway.
I understand that a lot of this money the rural water district got came from Federal & State. So if the contractors are not working, then why would the board vote to pay them? Is this an example of government waste?
This Hughes County Rural Water District 2 regular meeting was held by it’s directors on January 16, 2012 in Stuart, Oklahoma at the Senior Citizen Center.
The following is video taken on July 25, 2011 where an Oklahoma state representative Brian Renegar spoke to the town’s citizens about this Rural Water district would be getting government money.
Also, according to USDA Rural Development July 20, 2011 news release, Hughes County Rural Water District #2 secured a $1.48 million USDA Rural Development grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The press release also said: “The “stimulus” grant, coupled with an $840,000 loan and technical assistance from USDA Rural Development, will be used to rehabilitate three existing wells and develop two additional wells within the district”.