Lawrenceburg Now

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

County Government Recap For 2011

From the County Executive's office

The county’s solid waste department kept busy during 2011. The Lawrence County Solid Waste Services Recycle Program was stronger than ever. The county is recycling over 62% of its waste stream, so far saving $2 million in disposal costs and generating over $1 million in revenues.

    The County Executive’s Office, sheriff’s department, and solid waste services teamed up to clean-up dump sites around the county, removing over 10 tons of trash and tires.

The county continued its Community Club Litter Pick-up Event, helping community clubs earn prize money while cleaning up Lawrence County. The solid waste facility is currently undergoing improvements. Grant money is helping to fund the construction of a storage building for recyclables.

   Existing local industries boosted the local economy by creating over 200 jobs. The county supported the expansion of Assurance Operations Corporation with a $12,500 donation.

   The County Executive applied for and received a $500,000 waterline extension grant to bring water to more than 200 needy residents along several county roadways. The county provided additional funds to extend waterlines on South Bradley Road and Alexander Springs Road.

   The County Executive’s office applied for an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant to provide weather warning sirens in the Summertown Community.

   The county continued its support of volunteer fire departments, providing matching grant funds to the Summertown and Crossroads volunteer fire departments.

   The relocation of the Election Commission Office to the former budget office will save the county $27,000 in lease payments annually. The county purchased the former Kid’s Place Advocacy Center site for the budget office in order to make the move possible.

   The county began courthouse renovations in an effort to best utilize the available space for the county’s court-related offices.

      The county re-established a fourth ambulance crew in northern Lawrence County to better provide service to citizens, recently moving into a new building at the invitation of the Ethridge Fire Department at no cost to taxpayers.

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