ARLINGTON, Neb. -- The Village of Arlington was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase safety equipment.

With the grant, the city is purchasing a safety harness that city employees will use to install, remove or repair veteran banners and Christmas lights on power poles around town, according to Village Clerk/Treasurer Niki Herre.

"The harness will secure the employee to prevent falls from the lifting apparatus," Herre said. "The lights will make the city vehicles more visible when employees are working in the community, providing more safety for them inside or outside of their vehicles." 

The League Association of Risk Management offers the grant to members to purchase safety items for their communities. For more information, visit LARM's website.