Last updated: August 14. 2014 4:49PM - 509 Views
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The 109 Board approved two agreements during their regular meeting on Wednesday. Both will result in some funding for the board.

The first was a waste tire grant. According to the letter received by the board, the Division of Waste Management announced the availability of a $4,000 Waste Tire Grant to help counties pay for disposal or recycling of waste tires. Funding for the grant comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund.

The Waste Tire Grant funding can only be used for actual costs incurred by the county during the grant period according to the letter. The funds can only be used for the recycling or disposal of waste tires.

The letter states the 109 Board has to submit a completed “Report for Waste Tire Grant” and all receipts demonstrating actual costs incurred by July 15, 2015. Any of the funds not spent during the grant period has to be reimbursed to the Cabinet.

The second agreement the board entered into was for the Anti-Litter Control Program grant funding. The grant funds direct expenses incurred associated with anti-litter control programs.

The agreement states the grantee (the 109 Board) shall conduct three litter cleanups along public roads. A public road cleanup is defined as the “cleanup of litter along a number of public road miles equivalent to one-third of the total public road…”

An annual report has to be provided to the Division of Waste Management as well as a completed “Certification of Use of Anti-Litter Control Program Grant Funding.” Funds not spent during the calendar year must be reimbursed.

The amount of funding provided to the board will be calculated once all applications are received, according to the letter.

Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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