Monday, June 14, 2010

Committee Recommends Grant Application

Putnam County's Fiscal Review committee has recommended approval of the county's application to FEMA for a federal grant that -- if awarded -- would help with the purchase of a $245,000 fire truck and more than $150,000 in equipment for the county fire department. County executive Kim Blaylock says the grant deadline came up before the committee could meet, so she authorized the application. She says the county's match on the federal dollars would be ten percent or $39,787. About twice that amount of money was in this year's budget as a potential match for a grant that the county did not get. Meanwhile, the committee will be recommending that the full county commission go into recess next week so that any last minute budget amendments can be approved. Blaylock says it's easier to balance the books after the final payroll of the year is processed.