Avery will apply for an EMPG Sub-grant in the amount of $5,179.77 The grant will allow for the purchase for I-pads, Weather Alert radios, and educational material. This will be a reimbursable grant.
The second grant is a Foundation Grant through the department of Homeland Security. The $4,000 competitive grant would allow for a contracted company to put on an Emergency Operation Center exercise and then point out the parts that need improvement. Avery explained that this grant is very competitive and he could not be assured that Marshall County would be successful.
Avery was also granted approval for out of town training and meeting requests in January and February.
In other business the County Commissioners appointed Councilwoman Judy Stone to serve on the City’s Common Construction Wage Committee. City Engineer Rick Gaul said they are preparing the 2014 City Street Projects and will be meeting in the next month or two to set the Common Wage for the project.
The Commissioners also approved the pre-payment request of Sheriff Chamberlin for the purchase of three new vehicles through Oliver Ford Lincoln. Delivery is expected on January 27th and the Sheriff wants to get the new squads on the road as soon as possible after delivery and installation of the necessary equipment.