Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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September 9, 2013

Panel OKs budget amendments for SROs, grants

CROSSVILLE — A $73,334 budget amendment for the Cumberland County Election Commission was approved Tuesday evening by the county's budget committee to allow the election commission to accept grant money from the state to provide for upgrades to voting machines.

Nathan Brock, Cumberland County finance director said the funds were federal through state funds and required no matching money from local governmnet.

Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, moved to approve and it was supported by Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner.

The amendment was one of several approved by the committee.

An amendment to accept energy grants in the amount of $55,801 was approved by the committee.

One grant comes from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) for energy conservation and improvements for the Cumberland County Community Complex for $52,801. The grant does require a 50 percent match of funds from the county, which was approved previously by the county.

Brock said $15,000 of the cash portion has been approved and budgeted by the county. The University of Tennessee FCE Club is also providing a $3,000 grant to supplement the local contribution, making the total grant $55,801.

In kind contributions by the county on the project will also be considered.

It was approved after a motion was made by Terry Carter, 6th District commissioner. Carter's motion was supported by Jan McNeil, 5th District commissioner.

A $50,000 amendment was approved for the general sessions judge in order to allow him to accept a grant for the adult drug court program. The grant is a 100 percent grant from the state of Tennessee. General Sessions Judge Larry Warner applied for the grant in order to continue to offer the adult drug court program.

It was approved after a motion was made by McNeil. The motion was supported by John Kinnunen, 9th District commissioner.

A $43,881 amendment was approved for the Cumberland County Health Department in order to allow them to receive additional funding from the state of Tennessee.

The funds are provided by the state to fund a counselor position at the Cumberland County Health Department and require no local matching funds.

It was approved after Harvel made a motion and Hyder supported the motion.

A $233,828 amendment was approved for the sheriff's department in order to accept funds from the Cumberland County Board of Education to pay for School Resource Officers.

Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess said he was providing one deputy and he contracted with the school system to provide the funds for three more for a total of four resource officers.

The amendment was approved after a motion by McNeil was supported by Kinnunen.

Commissioners also approved a $2,000 amendment for expenses related to the possible sale or lease of the old health department facility. It was approved after a motion by Allen Foster, 4th District, was supported by Harvel.

The amendments will be reviewed and considered by the full county commission during its September monthly meeting.

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