The Transit Authority of Warren County has applied for $102,666 in capital grant funding for two projects.
TAWC Director John Aldrich reported funding is being sought for replacement of one shared-ride bus and for the seal-coating of an asphalt lot at the authority's offices on Clark Street.
Approximately $58,000 is being requested for the bus replacement. An additional approximately $35,000 is being requested for seal-coat resurfacing work. The two project estimates total approximately $93,000. Aldrich said the additional funds included in the grant request is to cover cost fluctuations.
The authority has also received a $30,436 check from its workers compensation insurance carrier. The check accounts for its share of dividends for the carrier's 2011-12 fiscal year. The windfall wasn't accounted for in the authority's operating budget and will likely be passed on to the state in the form of reduced authority funding. Aldrich said the check would be reported in financial information submitted to the state to determine the authority's funding levels. The check represents approximately three-fourths of the total approximately $41,322 in premiums the authority paid the carrier in the last fiscal year.
Aldrich reported he is working to schedule two meetings to discuss local matching funds for authority operation. He said he hopes to meet with the Warren County Commissioners and new Warren City Manager Nancy Freenock on the matter.
Board members also approved allowing the Warren County League of Women Voters to set up a table on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the authority offices during the voter registration drive. Whether the table will be inside or outside the building is dependent upon the weather.