By Dianne Weaver|
The Calhoun County Commission is looking for grants to help the cash
county through tough financial times. Discussing needs and
possibilities was a topic
at January's meeting by Commissioners McCallister, Barr and Weaver.
A special grant request will be submitted for $80,000 to pay-off the
regional jail bill,
although the Commissioners have little hope of obtaining the amount.
Commission made a significant one-time payment of $50,000 on the bill
January's meeting using funds from the sale of the CCCOA property in
The slowly funded Back Fork Water line project will be submitted again
Small Cities Block grant.
The Commission is seeking assistance through the Mid-Ohio Valley
to use local money in applying for an Appalachian Regional Council
grant to build a
shell building for economic development.
Application will be made through the Budget Digest for $25,000 for the
E-911 and the Office of Emergency Services to the Calhoun Middle/High
property at the Mt. Zion campus. Delegate Bill Stemple has already
for the project.
Discussion was also centered on obtaining special funding for projects
at the Calhoun
County Park, including $25,000 for a new roof for the multi-purpose
park barn and
possibly money for paving park roads.
An application for $20,000 will also be made for Minnie Hamilton
Health Care for the
purchase of equipment and $25,000 for courthouse systems improvements.
application may also be submitted for $12,000 for the Calhoun Economic
Development Authority, along with law enforcement and court house
The Commission is also looking at what to do to help local emergency
including the three fire departments.
The Commission created a February 5 deadline for grant submission.