Grant requests were on the County Commissioners agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.
Greg Hildebrand President of the County Park Board was granted approval to apply for up to a $25,000 grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation for a Natural Features Inventory. The project will be over three growing seasons: spring, summer and fall in the Memorial Forest and Mill Pond. The Community Foundation grant requires a 10% local match, and the County Park Board has the funds for the match.
The County Commissioners gave Highway Superintendent Jason Peters approval to apply for a $1 million grant from INDOT for the Community Crossing grant. The local match is 25% but the projects Peters proposed total $1,552,440 so the county will match the grant with $552,440.
Captain Neal Wallace from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department appeared before the Commissioners seeking approval to apply for a $4,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Wallace said they plan to purchase 10 body cameras for the jail. The cameras are $800 each and the grant has a 50% match.
Commissioners Overmyer asked where the matching funds would come from, and Captain Wallace said the Jail Equipment Fund.
The County Council approved the request at their January 10th meeting and the Commissioners approved the request at their meeting Tuesday.