ABERDEEN – Monroe County has applied for and will be receiving a grant for a 300-watt dual transmitter, antenna and backup generator to help enhance severe weather update capabilities.
The Monroe County Board of Supervisors approved the grant application process at its June 25 meeting. The grant funds will come through the USDA Rural Development program for $67,531.
Emergency 911 Director Bunky Goza said currently signals are coming from towers in Booneville or Birmingham. With the new equipment, a transmitter will be located on a tower on Coontail Road.
“This grant will allow us to do some upgrades and put the new transmitter on our tower,” Goza said.