BENTON - Information on the next round of historic preservation grants will be ready within the month, according to Scott County Developer Joel Evans.
"It went from soon to very soon to actually having a date," Evans said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday.
County officials hope a grant through the state Historic Preservation Office will pay for new windows at the courthouse.
In addition to complementing other recent improvements and restorations to the courthouse, new windows should result in significant energy savings for the county, according to county commissioners.
In other business Tuesday:
* Evans presented a final draft of the agenda for the Scott County Leadership Luncheon scheduled for Thursday at the River Ridge Winery in Commerce.
So far, 16 city and school district officials have called to advise they will attend, Evans said. He added that some other agency officials and citizens had expressed an interest in attending but were advised the meeting was only for city and school district officials from Scott County.
Evans said he has put together a Power Point presentation with maps of the Ramsey Creek area to help attendees visualize the project there that will bridge the creek and connect Scott City with the outer road which extends south from Route AB/Nash Road along the eastern side of Interstate 55.
* Evans said he is still researching grant options for digitizing records for the prosecutor and circuit court clerk's offices. He also reported hearing no word on the next round of Homeland Security grants yet.
Evans advised commissioners he has registered for an Oct. 7 Missouri Foundation for Health seminar at Marble Hill.
During a previous meeting, commissioners had asked Evans to see if the county is eligible for any grants through the foundation which disburses monies recovered by the state when Blue Cross-Blue Shield in Missouri went from a public to private company.
* Community Emergency Response Team training for Scott County schools will take place Oct. 4-6 at Kelly, according to Evans.
He said a local church is also looking into doing a pilot CERT program. CERT training has been very successful in church organizations in other states, according to Evans.
* Usage of the county's Web site has continued to be high, Evans reported.