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Commissioners approve grant submissions for road, ORV & snowmobile patrols

Submitted by on August 31, 2018 – 3:37 amNo Comment

The full board of Alpena County Commissioners this week, approved the submission of grants for police patrols of local roads, ORV trails and snowmobile trails.

The local sheriff’s office is applying for the grants to help defray a portion of patrol costs.

A secondary road patrol grant can only be used toward expenses to patrol local roads, not highways.

The total amount of the grant is a little more than $77,000, but requires a county match of $33,700. The remaining $43,000-plus will

cover a portion of a deputies salary and benefits, gas, equipment and more.

An off road vehicle enforcement grant of just over $15,000 does not require a county match and also covers a portion deputy wages and benefits and requested equipment.

The county would receive nearly $9,800 through the snowmobile enforcement grant, with a local match of about $1,460. The money can only be used to patrol snowmobile trails.

The county has received all three grants in prior years.