Sheriff gets equipment grant
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:36am
Clay County Commissioners, in a special called meeting Tuesday, signed off on a USDA grant application to supply tasers, car cameras and bulletproof vests for the sheriff’s office and heard a Superior Court judge’s request to revamp workspace around the judge’s bench in the Clay County Courthouse.
They agreed to look into the purchase of a Toro Workman utility vehicle for the Clay County Recreation Department and they voted to pay $20,000 to Tri-County Community College for economic development services to the county.
In an hour-long meeting at the county finance office on Main Street, the commissioners listened to a detailed explanation of the grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pam Hysong. They agreed to contribute a required $100 in order to receive a $30,300 USDA Community Facilities Grant for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.
When discussing the grant, which is for the purchase of equipment, commissioners noted that Clay County already had spent $56,700 to purchase two vehicles for the sheriff’s office and these can qualify as matching expenditures for the grant.
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By Lorraine Bennett / Staff Writer