Sheriff’s budget approved, county clerk’s budget presented; truck, trailer, radio purchased from grant money
On Monday, November 25, 2019, the Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill, and Dillon Bryant.
The first item of business was to approve the purchase of grant items awarded from the EMA 2018 additional funding grant. The magistrates approved the purchase of a 16' enclosed trailer $5,995, Kenwood Model TK 5720 radio $1.138.84, and a Dodge 2500 Pick-up truck $33,559. The EMA grant will reimburse 50% of the total cost.
Next, the court-approved Butler County Sheriff Scottie Ward's 2020 budget and set maximum salaries for deputies and payout.
Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson presented her 2020 budget.
"The state is increasing some of our fees, and I have reflected that in my budget," said Johnson.
Judge-Executive Tim Flener asked the magistrates to address any questions concerning the budget to Johnson. The court took no action on the budget. The magistrates did set the maximum salaries for the deputy clerks.
The court approved the following:
-Bills and transfers
-Transfer from General Fund to Jail Fund $25,000
-Litter abatement payment to Belmont General Baptist Church $459.30
-Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with BRADD
-5th District Fire Department Treasurer's Report
-Void budget amendment ordinance #2
-1st reading of budget amendment ordinance #3 for $213,487.84
After returning from the closed session, the court approved the hiring of Melindie Richards part-time under 100 hours at the Animal Shelter and Jennifer Deweese cleaning the Courthouse starting January 1st.