By Leah Sander
WARSAW — Kosciusko County Commissioners have given their approval for the Kosciusko County Emergency Management Agency to apply for several grants.
At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Kosciusko County Commissioners approved a request brought by EMA Director Ed Rock to apply for two Emergency Management Performance grants for the agency. Rock said he’s applied for the grants in previous years.
“They are issued through the state, but (they are) federal grants,” explained Rock to InkFreeNews following the meeting.
One is for $55,000, which if received would reimburse about 50% of the salaries for the department’s staff for 2023. The other is for $20,000, which could pay for various things if received, explained Rock.
“It could help with the communications things that we’re doing right now,” he said, noting that could be for “handheld or personal use radios.”
“But we may also decide to say, ‘Nope, we’re going to enhance our emergency operations center. We’re going to add computers to it’ or something like that, so it’s any number of things like that,” said Rock.
In other business, the commissioners:
- Saw local woodworkers Brent Julian and Ed Graves show off some pieces they made and talk about their craft. They are members of the Kosciusko County Woodworkers group, which meets at the Kosciusko County Senior Center, 800 N. Park Ave., Warsaw, from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Ages 16 and up are welcome to participate and those younger may participate if they have an adult with them. The group is also having a show at the senior center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
- Approved appointing Carol Boone to the Syracuse Public Library Board.
The commissioners’ next meeting is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Kosciusko County Courthouse’s Old Courtroom.