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Two pool-related grants help city save thousands
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McMinnville officials have saved the city up to $4,000 by opting to participate in two grant opportunities from Tennessee Municipal League.
The first grant is “The Pool’s Safety Partners Loss Control Matching Safety Grant.”
“TML allows us and other communities to apply for funds for safety equipment,” said city administrator David Rutherford. “We have been successful in the past year in getting reimbursement. With the grant, if you spend up to $4,000, you get $2,000 back. Thank you for moving forward with this.”
The measure passed unanimously by Mayor Jimmy Haley and Aldermen Ken Smith, Jimmy Bonner, Mike Neal, Rick Barnes and Billy Wood.
Second, is a grant called “The Pool’s Driver Safety Matching Grant Program.”
“This is a grant that pays 100 percent of the annual driver’s license check that we have to do on all our employees who are utilizing public vehicles,” said Rutherford. “In years past, this has cost us up to $2,000 to do that. Because of this grant, we are able to use that money on something else. Thank you, again, for doing this.”
The measure passed unanimously.
Vice Mayor Ben Newman was absent.