The Grenada County Board of Supervisors approved acceptance of a grant Friday and identified a problem with junk televisions.
The board unanimously agreed to accept $11,923 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to aid law enforcement in Grenada County.
“We’re going to use this for communications materials,” said Sheriff Alton Strider, listing new radio equipment among the items his department would purchase with the money.
The motion to accept the grant was proposed by District Two Supervisor and Board President Chad Bridges and seconded by District Four Supervisor Darrell Robinson.
The vote was unanimous.
The supervisors also discussed the problem of county residents leaving junk televisions by the roadside.
Televisions and other large electronic devices, like refrigerators, contain toxins that make them unfit for disposal alongside ordinary household garbage in a landfill, supervisors said. Televisions therefore have to be disposed of properly.
“These are considered environmental hazards by the EPA,” said County Attorney Jay Gore.
A number of supervisors said that they were having problems in their districts with residents leaving televisions on the roadside to be picked up by sanitation workers.
The supervisors said that they were working diligently to find a solution to the television problem and encouraged residents to hang onto large appliances until further notice, which should come soon.
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