Grants in the works for county schools, Hobson City
by Brian Anderson
May 09, 2013 | 3521 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is working with the County Commission to secure two federal grants to pay for security at county schools and in Hobson City.

At its regular meeting Thursday, the commission passed two resolutions to apply for Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Service grants.

The first grant, a Community Policing Development Microgrant, could provide the county with up to $50,000 without any matching funds to equip two county schools with the School Safety Duress Solution system. The system is a mobile alarm device that could send an emergency signal directly to the Sheriff’s Office.

The second grant would provide funding for two full-time law enforcement officers for Hobson City, and would require a 25 percent matching fund for three years, which would be provided by Hobson City.

In other business, the commission:

— Passed a resolution to adopt the Jacksonville State University hazard mitigation plan into the County’s hazard mitigation plan.

— Approved a contract with Anniston Animal Control to house cats and dogs from the city at a cost of $37 per animal.

— Awarded $1,000 to the County Chamber of Commerce to host Memorial Day events in the county.

— Approved agreements with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood and the Alabama Department of Transportation for bridge replacement projects on Grayton Road and Gilberts Ferry Road. The projects are funded by the Department of Transportation’s Rehabilitation and Improvements Program.

— Formally recognized Wellborn High School Principal Rick Carter who was this year’s recipient of the Alabama Association of Secondary Schools’ Principal of the Year award. Carter is leaving Wellborn High School at the end of this year to take the same post at Cleburne County High School.

— Passed nuisance abatement resolutions at 531 Longshore Drive, 4148 Myrtle Ave., 331 Andrew Ave., 331 Ledbetter St. and 2985 Old Downing Mill Road.

— Dismissed nuisance abatements at 4521 Old Birmingham Highway, 88 Church St., 173 Wildman Road, 3324 Truman Ave., 478 Morrisville Road, 713 West 39th St. and Moose Lodge Road in Anniston, and 61 Canyon Trail in Alexandria.

Staff writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.

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