The Park District of Ottawa County and the villages of Marblehead, Woodville and Clay Center in Ottawa County were among the winners for the June round of $48,729 in grant funding by the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District (OSS).
The OSS grant committee is made of one representative from each of the three counties to grade the applications on a scorecard. Grants are then compiled in order of highest grading to lowest and funding is provided as budgeted. This year, OSS awarded $48,729 from a budgeted a total of $100,000 for the CFG program, which is to be split in rounds of funding in January and June, included:
- Village of Marblehead — The project would add five benches and five trash receptacles to James Park made from recycled material. The grant funding requested $8,346.
- Ottawa County Parks — The requested $885 for a new sign for restrooms at Veterans Park in Genoa made from recycled material.
- Village of Woodville — The $2,941project to install a pet waste station for the village park as well as a message center board, both made from recycled materials.
- Village of Clay Center — The Village of Clay Center requested $4,225 to replace wood mulch at the Village Park play area with 100% recycled rubber mulch.
- Allen Township — Allen Township granted $1,575 to install a new “Welcome to Curtice” sign made from recycled plastic.
In other OSS counties, awards were: Sandusky Township requested $10,000 to replace 16 wooden picnic tables in eight shelter houses with two 100% recycled plastic benches; The Bloomville Development Group grant of $6,426 will enhance the appearance of the downtown district with benches (4), commercial flower pots (2) and trash receptacles (2) made from recycled content; The Seneca Conservation District’s Proving Ground Farm grant of $3,710 will replace a pedestrian bridge on the hiking trail using recycled composite deck material as well as adding more trash and recycling receptacles (3) made from recycled materials; Big Spring Township requested $836 to purchase four folding tables made from recycled plastics for township events.; Tiffin University’s $6,436 grant to provide 10 recycled content Adirondack chairs and eight gliders for student use in outdoor common areas; Clyde Green Springs Schools’ $3,143 grant to fund a GAGA ball pit at Green Springs Elementary School made from recycled content.