By Lyra Bordelon
The Greenbrier County Commission voted to accept multiple grant awards for the prosecutor’s office, sheriff’s office, court security, and more during it’s Tuesday, Nov. 10 meeting.
Acknowledging the recent elections, County Clerk Robin Loudermilk noted that the election went smoothly for Greenbrier County with no major issues. This was celebrated by the commission.
“The election went really well,” said Commission President Lowell Rose. “I don’t know any problems that we had this year, it went really smoothly.”
“I would like to thank all poll workers and all staff and everyone that volunteered to help with the election this year,” said Commissioner Tammy Shiflett-Tincher. “It was greatly appreciated and it was done professionally and very successfully. Thank you.”
The election canvas was held on Monday, November 9, but the results cannot be certified until Wednesday at the earliest.
In other business:
- In addition to the change order previously approved by the County Commission, approximately $5,000 was approved for changes to the Greenbrier County Sportsplex. The monies were approved in a two to one vote, with Rose and McClung voting in favor and Tincher voting against.
- Both the Greenbrier County Prosecutor’s Office and Sheriff’s Office will be receiving approximately $50,000 from grant awards created by the Victims of Crimes Act in order to fund special positions within the departments to better communicate and help victims of crime. Although the prosecutor’s office has previously received this grant, this is the first time for the Sheriff’s Office, allowing for more victim outreach in the county.
- A Court Security grant totaling $8,848 will provide additional security for the Greenbrier County Family Court. The grant was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.