The Salem City Council approved a resolution to submit a grant application for updated equipment for the Salem Police Department at its March 23 meeting in Salem City Hall.
Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said the grant, named the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, is from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. He said it goes to local law enforcement agencies every other year.
The grant, if awarded, will be $4,309, Roork said, adding the city must supply 10 percent in matching funds. The money from the grant will be used to purchase new equipment for the police department, Salem Mayor Gary Clayton said.
The city is also sending in a pre-application for the White River Solid Waste Management District Grant. The grant money, if received, will go toward the purchase of composting equipment, Clayton said.
The equipment would include a self-contained leaf collector and a flatbed truck to transport the collector, along with a chipper the city previously purchased through the same program, Clayton said.
The grant would provide $40,000, with the city providing 25 percent in matching funds, Clayton said.
In other business, the council tabled proposed house numbering ordinance for another month. The ordinance, if adopted, would require all houses in the city to be numbered.