A software system intended to ease emergency service coordination between Warren County municipal emergency response departments is inching closer to reality.
At the regular meeting of the Warren County Council of Governments (COG) Wednesday night, it was reported funding for the joint system is being secured but costs might be more than expected.
A $10,000 state grant for the system has been secured and matching grants of $10,000 from both the DeFrees and Community Foundations have been approved.
It was, however, announced the system may cost more than initially anticipated and further grant requests may need to be made.
A request for qualifications to hire an advisor for the project is being put together. COG members noted they felt it would be best to seek expert help on the system.
It was announced Transportation Improvement Projects for 2013 have been approved at the federal level.
COG members were informed new regulations and flood plain maps have been pushed back to a tentative 2015 implementation date.
It was announced a shelter has been constructed on the North Country Trail in the Queen Creek area by the North Country Trail volunteers.
A "Tour De Forest" event is being held near Marienville on Saturday, Oct. 6.
The fall snowmobile meeting for the Allegheny National Forest will be held Oct. 13 at the Snowseekers Clubhouse south of Kane.
The road to the Roper Hollow Boat Launch will be graded soon and further improvements can be expected in the spring.
Four blighted properties are set to be reviewed, three in Sheffield and one in Pine Grove townships.
Winter meetings of the Warren County COG, beginning next month, will be held at the county 911 center.