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Back Mt. group discusses EMA grants


February 19. 2013 5:37PM
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DALLAS TWP. – Grant applications were discussed Thursday at the Back Mountain Community Partnership meeting.


The NEPA Alliance reported to the partnership that it spoke to a representative from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, which confirmed the Local Share Account grant applications for emergency management agency equipment and police equipment should be filed as two grant applications and not as one.


Partnership members had questioned last month whether the grants would be in competition with one another.


The partnership had requested at the October meeting NEPA set up a bank account for the maintenance funds of the jointly owned EMA equipment.


Mark Van Etten from the Luzerne County Tax Collection Committee said the first EMA equipment trailer would be ordered after the next Lehman Township meeting.


NEPA reported that once checks arrive from each municipality, it can open the account. Signature cards will be required from each municipality.


NEPA provided the members of the board with information packet on natural gas vehicles. Grant money is available for these municipal vehicles, but a fueling station must already exist nearby, the members were told.




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