With economy improving, non-profits may be in a position to get Warren County dollars

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 08:01 PM

WARRENTON — Nonprofit organizations may be in a position to receive county funds in the future, if the Warren County Board of Commissioners adopt a policy that will be proposed in their monthly meeting on Monday evening.

In a memorandum to the commissioners, County Manager Linda Worth stated providing county funds to nonprofit organizations had been discontinued about five years ago because of the difficult economic situation. With the economy improving, she indicated that it might be beneficial to consider adopting a formal policy to guide the process of awarding public funds. She attached a draft Warren County Policy for Funding Non-profit Agencies for the board to consider.

In other business, the commissioners will consider a proposed memorandum of understanding between the county and Heritage Quilters Giving Circle, Inc. for the use of the county-owned Hendrick House, which is being restored for re-use.

The board will also consider declaring a vehicle, a wheelchair and medical equipment as surplus and conveying the wheelchair to Warren County Schools for $1.

The agenda calls for the commissioners to act on a proposal to authorize public utilities to advertise for construction bids on the District III Eaton’s Ferry bridge project.

The clerk to the board will submit a proposed schedule for developing a budget for 2014-2015.

Contact the writer at dirvine@hendersondispatch.com.