Commission approves resolutions to enhance safety in county
By Kerri Bartlett, Assistant Editor
The Williamson County Commission held its first meeting of the new year last night approving resolutions for grants earned by law enforcement, walking trails in Nolensville and a new emergency radio connectivity system for municipalities in the county.
Per a memorandum of understanding between the county and the cities of Brentwood and Franklin, municipalities will join together to improve radio communication in case of emergencies in partnership with the Williamson County Emergency Management department.
“The resolution passed last night will allow us to establish governance [in partnership between the county and municipalities] and move forward to formalize details,” said Mac Purdy county emergency management director.
“There will be a huge benefit to cost savings and better communication for a more seamless system.”
The town of Nolensville plans to construction walkways to provide connectivity between the town center, schools and recreation center (to be renovated). Town representatives said that the project will “preserve the small town community” in Nolensville.
The commission approved an agreement between the county and the town of Nolensville for the use of funds received from a school facilities tax for the connectivity project. Previous grants will also be used for funding.
Commissioner Brandon Ryan, District 11, thanked the county staff for finding creative ways to provide funding through state and federal grants in education, law enforcement, emergency management, juvenile courts and other departments.
The commission approved resolutions for multiple grants during the meeting that will help the county to enhance safety and law enforcement.
“Thank you for helping our county and our budget,” he said.
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Posted on: 1/14/2014