The Grant County Board of Supervisors has
okayed three grants that will fund programs for
the SAFE Grant County Coalition. But not all of
them have been approved with a unanimous vote.
Approved are a $50,000 STOP grant to fund
efforts to reduce underage drinking in the
county, and a $125,000 Drug Free Community
grant. Also approved is a $500 grant from the
UW-Center for Ag Safety and Health, to fund the
annual, Rural Safety Day sponsored by the
Both the Drug Free Community grant and the
Rural Safety grant are unanimously approved
by supervisors. But approval of the STOP grant
is 13-2, after Supervisors Pat Schroeder and
Vern Lewison vote “no.” Supervisor Carol Beals
of Platteville was absent from the meeting.
Two tavern owners from the Kieler area spoke
to the county board at Tuesday’s meeting,
disagreeing with the methods used to catch
underage drinkers in the county. But in the
end, the county board approved the three grants
which are the principal source of funding for
the SAFE Grant County Coalition.