by Eric Oslund
The city of Otsego applied for a grant from CenterPoint Energy Community Partnership for the purchase of 800 megahertz radios to be used for emergency response communication.
They were awarded the grant, and a CenterPoint Energy representative was present at the City Council meeting on Aug. 14 to present a $2,500 check.
“The Community Partnership grant program offers an opportunity for CenterPoint Energy to partner with cities we serve,” Gina Swanson, a CenterPoint Energy representative, told the City Council. “We partner with communities supporting our shared commitment to safety, while delivering safe, reliable natural gas for over 145 years. Since 2003, the program has exceed $1.5 million in donations and helped support the funding of 775 projects in communities throughout the company service area. Through the grant program, we are able to help support cities leverage local funds to purchase needed safety equipment and support safety projects that are important to your community.”