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Conservation district requests funds

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo/Tammy Curtis Bob Murphy, board member of the Sharp County Conservation District spoke to the Quorum Court Sept. 14.
Sharp County Quorum Court met in their regular monthly meeting Sept. 14 at the Sharp County Courthouse.

After reviewing the August minutes, the court proceeded with the reading of reports.

In new business, Bob Murphy Sharp County Conservation District board member addressed the quorum court to request $10,000 to help fund projects which the district takes part in throughout the year.

Murphy provided members of the court with a portfolio of letters from school children from Cave City and Evening Shade school districts thanking the conservation district for the projects.

Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said that the county will have to look at the budget and see what they can do. Last year, he said the county provided the Conservation District with $5,750. Brown said the conservation district provides a lot of assistance to area farmers, provides educational opportunities for area youth and said that last year the district helped with debris clean up around area bridges and provided an academic scholarship to Maranda Brink.

Murphy said the goal of the Sharp County Conservation District is to assist with water and land resources, making them safer and also helping with economic development in the area.

Ordinance 2009-9 was amended to reappropriate funds. The amount of $5,450 was added to the local law enforcement portion of the budget to reflect the county's receipt of a JAG grant on Sept. 2. Also added to the budget, was $20,000, this amount reflects a special grant for the county to purchase a bucket truck and equipment for the road department.

Prior to adjournment, Brown announced the October meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court would be held on Tuesday Oct. 13 due to the Columbus Day holiday which falls on a Monday. The public is invited to attend.

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If this request fund of $10,000 can help many people. I do not think we have some issues about it.


-- Posted by Gold on Wed, Sep 30, 2009, at 9:15 AM

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