BENTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETS

THE BENTON COUNTY COMMISSION MET ON MONDAY NIGHT(MARCH 18TH) TO CONDUCT THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTY. THE FIRST ACTION OF THE BOARD WAS TO APPOINT A NEW MEMBER TO THE ANIMAL SHELTER BOARD. SHUN GARY WAS APPOINTED TO REPLACE BERT WELLS. THE COMMISSION ALSO APPROVED A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OLD ANIMAL SHELTER TRUCK AS SURPLUS PROPERTY.

THE COMMISSION VOTED TO RENEW THE CONTRACT WITH THE BENTON COUNTY GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE TO MAINTAIN THE BENTON COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX.

THE COMMISSION TRIED AGAIN TO ELECT A CHAIRMAN PRO-TEM FOR THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE RESULT WAS THE SAME AS BEFORE. IT FAILED FOR THE 5TH TIME. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ON THE AGENDA EVERY MONTH SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2012.

THE COMMISSION APPROVED RESOLUTIONS TO PAY INVOICES FOR THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER AND CORONER. THEY APPROVED THE BUDGETING OF FUNDS FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FROM SEIZED DRUG MONEY, FUNDS RECEIVED BY THE ANIMAL SHELTER FROM ADOPTION FEES AND BY THE LIBRARY FOR COPY FEES, FINES AND FAXES.

ALSO APPROVED WERE RESOLUTIONS TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE LIBRARY, ANIMAL SHELTER, BEER BOARD FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS, REGISTER’S OFFICE IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,370.00 TO REBIND A DAY BOOK, TO REFUND PROPERTY TAXES TO THE COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK IN THE AMOUNT OF $847.00 AND FOR FUNDS FOR COUNTY MAYOR’S OFFICE COMMUNICATION.

A RESOLUTION TO REIMBURSE COUNTY EMPLOYEES FOR HEALTH INSURANCE WAS POSTPONED TIL MAY’S MEETING THAT WOULD BE AFTER THE LAWSUIT BY THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES WAS SETTLED IN COURT. THE BOARD VOTED TO BEGIN TO PAY THE COUNTY CORONOR/MEDICAL EXAMINER ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

IN OTHER ACTION THE BOARD VOTED TO REIMBURSE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT $10,200.00 FOR EMPLOYEES ATTENDING THE POLICE ACADEMY. EACH EMPLOYEE IS ALLOTTED $600.00 FOR ATTENDING THE ACADEMY. A MOTION TO ABOLISH THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD WAS POSTPONED TIL JULY.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION WILL BE ON APRIL 15TH.

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