Scott County commission news
BENTON -- Scott County's Emergency Management trailer is a step closer to becoming operational.
At Thursday's regular meeting, Joe Burton, emergency management director, presented commissioners with a list of items needed to complete the trailer, along with estimated costs.
"We want to get this thing operational as fast as we can," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. "In the event of an emergency we don't want to be sitting here with a trailer that's not operational."
Expenses for the trailer were included in this year's budget, Burger said. The county is also eligible for up to $1,500 from a rural development grant to equip the trailer.
"Scheduling is going to be the big thing," said Commissioner Ron McCormick.
Getting the items won't be a problem, but having them installed will take the most time, he said.
In other business, a meeting with residents of the 11 households near Salcedo that need water hookups to Public Water Supply No. 1 is set for July 10. The time and location will be announced later.
Commissioners spoke to Danny Norton, a Boy Scout leader, about a possible Eagle Scout project. The poles on the sign about the foundation of Scott County have been hit and nicked several times and need to be fixed.
"It's good for the county, the city and just anybody if we've got projects for these kids to do," said Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn.
Commissioners also urged residents and groups to submit Fourth of July events to be posted on the county's Web site by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.