Grand Forks County Sheriff to seek program grants

The application for a state grant that would provide for overtime for county deputies as they engage in such campaigns as Click It or Ticket was approved by the Grand Forks County Commission during a meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Other activities, as outlined in Sheriff Andrew Schneider's application for the annual safety grant from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, are DUI enforcement, underage alcohol compliance and texting while driving. If funds are not used they could potentially be given to other counties.

The commission heard again from Schneider as his office seeks to install a new security desk in the county building. He has solicited two bids for the new work space for the deputy who provides security there. The estimated cost is about $6,000. The spending project was approved.

In other commission business, various spending projects for capital improvement were authorized. The largest spending authorization was for repairs to the parking ramp that lies adjacent to the county building in downtown Grand Forks. The bill for the repairs comes in at around $350,000. The commission decided against repainting the ramp, a bill that would have been $100,000. New software and network upgrades also were authorized by the commission. The projects will be carried out after Jan. 1.

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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