Grant received for master plan, equipment

Moffat County recently received more than $75,000 in grants from the state government through the State Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance fund.

The county received $41,250 for the Moffat County Master Plan Revision and $37,000 to purchase automated external defibrillators (AED). The city of Craig and the county have contributed $12,500 to the development of a new master plan, which has not been revised since 1982.

"Basically it's a plan on how the area will develop," said Debra Murray, Moffat County Administrative Services director.

The plan will integrate the plans of different entities like Parks and Recreation, land use, fair grounds and the airport.

The grant for AED purchases will move county emergency services closer to their goal of having every emergency vehicle in Moffat County equipped with an AED. An AED is used to shock the heart in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest. Charity Sjogren, a member of the emergency response team, said the goal is to have 32 AED machines. Right now the county has six.

"It's important we get them in law enforcement vehicles because 95 percent of the time law enforcement officers are the first ones at a scene," Sjogren said.

The grant moves the county much closer to its goal, she said.

"This will provide us with money to purchase about 10 to 12 more," she said.

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