Safety/Security

The Safety/Security category focuses on necessary improvements within the county to ensure the peace of mind of all residents.

Identified Goals:

  • Create a county law enforcement center

  • Revitalize county and city infrastructure and make necessary improvements

  • Invest in clean energy options

  • View water as a resource

  • Lower utility rates and costs

  • Repair streets, curbs, and sidewalks

  • Establish a sidewalk along Highway 36

  • Build a bridge for school crosswalks

 

Grants Given Totaling $35,831.32:

  • City of Norton received a grant in 2015 to purchase mobile radios for the fire department. 

  • Norton County Emergency Management received a grant in 2016 to purchase and distribute 200 weather radios to Norton County residents. 

  • Norton County Emergency Management received a grant in 2016 to purchase four handheld radios to be used by firefighting personnel.

  • Norton Kansas Police Department received a grant in 2017 to purchase and install six radio units in police cars.

  • Norton County Community Foundation received a grant in 2017 from a Donor Advised Fund to host a law enforcement appreciation dinner for the county. 

  • City of Almena received a grant in 2018 for the fire department to purchase bunker gear, wildland gear, and two Scott packs to outfit the 20 volunteer firefighters. 

 

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Norton, Kansas 67654

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