Commission receives grant

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By Brandon Mattingly

A grant that will be used for personal safety equipment, training and traffic control aids was accepted by the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission last week.

The check, for $3,000, was presented by Marty Nemes, senior marketing agent at the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services.

“KLCIS has been our insurance provider for several years and strive to help us maintain a safe working environment,” said Angela Culver of the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

KLCIS helps members increase public safety with numerous programs and services, including awarding more than $3.2 million since implementation of the Safety Grant Program in 1999. Apart from Springfield, 114 other locations received grants totaling more than $440,000 this year.

“Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening,” said Jon Steiner, executive director/CEO of KLCIS in a news release. “We want to partner with our members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management. There is no better way to invest our members’ money.”