Cotton County updates emergency grant deal


By Eric Swanson, Staff Writer Southwest Ledger

  • Emergency Management

The Cotton County Commission recently updated its emergency hazard mitigation grant agreement with the state of Oklahoma, which must be done every five years.

On Nov. 9, the commission voted 3-0 to approve a $37,500 hazard mitigation grant with a local match of $12,500, according to the minutes from that meeting. The local matching funds will come from the county’s emergency management department.

In other recent business, the commission voted 3-0 on Nov. 16 to approve safety awards for all county employees. All full-time workers will receive a $250 award, and employees who have been on the job for six months or fewer will get a $100 award.