Public Health Receives Grant To Get Ready For Swine Flu

The Sheridan County Commissioners met for their first time in October yesterday. They approved an agreement with the Wyoming Department of Health that would get the Sheridan County Community Health department over $80,000 in grant funds to help with getting ready for delivery of the H1N1 flu vaccine. The money cannot be used to purchase the inoculations, however.

Commissioners accepted two grants for the Sheridan County Emergency Management Agency totaling nearly $150,000. A lion’s share of the award will be used for terrorism prevention activities and just under $10,000 of it will go toward upgrading emergency communications in the County.

The Commissioners approved a change order for the Story Septic Assessment conducted by WWC Engineering. The change would increase the total project cost by $14,000. There were not enough wells to get a usable sample for some of the testing and four test wells had to be drilled. A majority of the increase would be covered by a Federal grant obtained for the project.

The County will spend just over $36,000 to join with WYDOT’s upcoming Big Goose Highway project and get the contractor to repave Westview Road at the same time.

Finally, County Commissioners rescinded the countywide fire restrictions enacted earlier this summer. The restrictions will remain in effect until October 15th, 2009.

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