Darby school receives $200,000 grant

2010-03-29T00:00:00Z Darby school receives $200,000 grantJEFF SCHMERKER - Staff Reporter Ravalli Republic
March 29, 2010 12:00 am  • 

The school in Darby has received a $200,000 block grant to improve its energy efficiency.

The Department of Environmental Quality's Energy Efficiency and Conservation grant will allow the school to replace its heating and ventilation thermostat and add louvers to conserve heat.

Darby Mayor Rick Scheele said the funds will also pay to upgrade the school's pneumatic system and fresh air exchanges.

The town agreed to be the sponsor for the grant. There is no match required.

In other news from Darby:

• The council approved a one-page form to be sent to engineers Professional Consultants and KLJ to initiate a five-year working agreement.

• Ordinance 147 was read for the first time - that's the ordinance that regulates livestock and animals within the city limits.

• Ordinance 149 was not given its first reading. The ordinance enacts emergency restrictions governing the opening and location of medical marijuana shops. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held April 13. Once passed, the town will then look at permanent rules regarding marijuana shops.

• Water system upgrades continue. On April 13 chlorine and orthophosphate - an anti-corrosive agent - will be added to the water.

• An unnamed private road at 606 N. Main St. was named Char's Way. The name will be submitted to the county for addressing.

• The town tabled but may still consider a 20-year lease agreement between the Richard Cromwell Memorial Rodeo Grounds and the South Valley Event Center, Inc.

Reporter Jeff Schmerker can be reached at 363-3300 or jeff.schmerker@ravallirepublic.com.


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