MEMO TO:           Mayor Barber and Board of Commissioners

FROM:                  Frank A. Rush, Jr., Town Manager

SUBJECT:           Resolution Authorizing Firehouse Subs Foundation Grant Application

The Board of Commissioners is asked to approve the attached resolution authorizing a grant application to the Firehouse Subs Foundation for funding for two new “stair chairs”.  The attached resolution authorizes a grant application in the amount of $6,500, and no local match is required.  

If awarded, these funds will be used to replace two aging “stair chairs” that are used to safely transport injured individuals up and down stairs in Emerald Isle.  The Emerald Isle Fire Department has offered this helpful public service to our residents and visitors for more than 20 years.  It is particularly helpful in a place like Emerald Isle, where nearly every home has at least one flight of stairs.

The attached memo from Chief Walker to me includes additional information about the grant application and the “stair chairs”.  A photo is also attached. 

I recommend approval of the attached resolution.