Warren County has been awarded a grant for more than $16,000 to purchase recycling containers for the county’s Sanitation Department Convenience Centers.
According to county finance director Linda Hillis in presenting the information before both the Financial Management Committee and Budget and Finance Committee, the grant was applied for by Finance Department employee Charlie Johnson.
“This is a recycling equipment grant for the sanitation department,” said Hillis. “We applied for it. We were awarded it. Charlie does most these applications and he does a really good job. I think this is the second year in a row we’ve got it.”
The grant amount is $16,006 of which the county has to pay $6,860 as a grant match.
Because the grant was applied for last year, the matching funds were placed in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget by Warren County sanitation director Steve Hillis.
“Steve already has that amount in his budget,” said Hillis. “It was approved during budget time. The grant is for recycling containers, roll-off containers.”
Financial Management Committee members approved the grant 6-0, with County Executive Herschel Wells, chairman, and Commissioners Terry Bell, David Rhea, Tommy Savage, Director of Schools Bobby Cox and Road Superintendent Levie Glenn voting in favor.
Budget and Finance Committee members approved the grant 4-0, with Bell, chair, Carl E. Bouldin, Ken Martin and Diane Starkey voting in favor. Commissioner Michael Martin was absent.
The measure will be sent to the full Warren County Commission for its consideration in February.