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Court approves county clerk's '24 budget; office conducted over $6 million in business in 2023

Butler County Fiscal Court met on Monday, December 11, at the courthouse. All five magistrates were present.

Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson presented her 2024 budget. Her office did over six million dollars in business this year but stated that you never know if that will continue. Her 2024 budget estimates are as follows:

--Receipts              $5,729,100.00

--Disbursements    $5,561,846.82

--Excess Fees        $167,253.18


The court also approved the county clerk's maximum salary cap as the law requires.


The court approved the purchase of 100 chairs, to be at most $3,000 for the courtroom once the flooring is replaced.


The court approved a partial payment of $8,250 to Darrel Deweese for constructing generator concrete pads. The court also approved a bid by Blanton's at $1,850 for annual maintenance of the seven generators at the volunteer fire departments and rescue squad.


The court approved the payment of $1,900 each for CDL School and $200 each for DOT Physical and CDL Driver's licenses for Michael Bratcher and Matt Hunt, employees of the county road department.


Second District Magistrate Kevin Phelps asked the court to remove .087 miles of Little Muddy Church Road from county maintenance. Magistrates agreed to start the process.


Third District Magistrate Allen Smith asked the court to give $500 of his celebration money to Provo Rural Development Club for recent improvements. Magistrates approved his request.


The court approved the following items on unanimous votes:

--R&R Computer Service for 2024- $2,000

--Bills and transfers

--Transfer $45,000 from the General Fund to the Jail Fund

 --Monthly Treasurer's Settlement

--2023 EMA Program Funds


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