Funding boost for Route 460 improvements

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Suffolk City Council gave the green light to accept funding from the Virginia Port Authority for their Route 460 Improvements project. Observing their consent agenda during their Wednesday, Jan. 17 council meeting held at City Hall Chambers, council members accepted $1,000,000 for designing roadway improvements for Route 460 and its intersection with the U.S. 58 bypass. City Manager Albert S. Moor provided details.

“Adoption of this ordinance will increase the revenues and expenditures of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Capital Fund Budget by $1,000,000,” Moor said. “As part of the FY 2023-2024 Capital Projects Fund Budget, $1,000,000 in local funding was approved.”

Another consent agenda item approved was an ordinance accepting $11,464 in state grant funding from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for salary increases towards their Fifth Judicial District Community Corrections Program. Funding will be used towards the program’s grant funded staff for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. 

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Also, an ordinance to accept a Violence Against Women (V-STOP) Reduction in Domestic Violence Program grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services was approved. The grant totaling $113,300 will provide funding to help assist with the salary for a full-time prosecutor for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to help prosecute ancillary charges of female victims, protective order violations and misdemeanor batteries and assaults of family or household members. The ordinance also included a local cash match of $37,766, which was provided in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Consolidated Grants Fund budget.