(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
An anti-litter grant in the amount of $91,894 was recently awarded to Cocke
County to help remove used tires dumped in the area, expand education
about the environment in science classes; and develop an interactive Web
site for Keep Cocke County Beautiful. From left to right are litter crew
supervisors David Veridal, Roger Ball, and Jimmy Lindsey; Sheila Hill, solid
waste coordinator for Cocke County; Pam Lowe, who assists in the grant
process; Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore; Ginger Atkins, instruction
supervisor for Cocke County Schools; Cocke County Sheriff Armando
Fontes; Andy Tritt, deputy sheriff and litter grant coordinator; and Tim
Berkel, executive direction of KCCB. Not pictured is Mitch Loomis, grant
specialist with the East Tennessee Development District.
|Published: 10:14 AM, 04/18/2013
||Last updated: 10:14 AM, 04/18/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Late last year, the Tennessee Department of
Transportation (TDOT) made known through public notice that a special series of
grants could be applied for by the counties throughout the state, with an
application limit of $100,000 per recipient, to be expanded on specific
programs over the period April 15, 2013 through June 30, 2016.
Cocke County took immediate advantage of the opportunity,
but built on existing programs in student education in the science curriculum, the
work of our crews through the sheriff's department, the volunteer work of our
Remove Illegal Dumpsites (RID) participants and Keep Cocke County Beautiful
(KCCB) efforts and improving our community.
The schedule for submission was tight, but the enthusiasm
of the school superintendents' office, the sheriff's litter grant participants,
KCCB, the county mayor's office, and the coordination efforts of the East
Tennessee Development Council allowed not just for successful submission, but
an award of $91,894, one of the highest awards to a county in the state.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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