Wednesday, December 8, 2010

County To Consider Renovation Project

Putnam County commissioners are once again being asked to consider allocating funds for a project that was not included in this year's budget.  The fiscal review committee next week will be asked to consider approving $4,500 as the county's share of a renovation project to the restrooms and concession area at the Baxter T-Ball fields.  The money would come from the county's hotel motel tax revenue, but would require an amendment to the already approved budget.  Also this month, the county is being asked to consider matching dollars from a federal grant that would provide for removal of debris from local streams.  The money is coming from a project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture called the Emergency Watershed Protection or EWP program.  The local money, officials say, would probably come from a capital outlay note.