Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 26, 2013

County finances status quo


The board approved an audit of claims and approved pre-paid claims.

Laird also wanted to know how long county vendors would wait for their money. Knox said that was a good question, and Rector said in the past vendors have waited up to 90 days.

It was announced an officeholders meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the county’s financial crises.


n Stan Drennan was formally approved as the engineering assistant for the Jefferson County Highway Department. Drennan was the only applicant for the position.

n Brandon Fitzjerrells and Steve Peoples were appointed as EMA deputy coordinators.

n The county approved a policy for micro chipping all adopted and claimed animals.

n The monthly fuel bid submitted by Synenergy for diesel and gasoline was approved.

n A federal aid agreement for a bridge project on Violet Road was approved, with a 4 percent local match on the total project cost of $212,000.

n An anti-drone ordinance was tabled following a motion by John Keele, seconded by Jeff Williams.

n Clerk Connie Simmons reported she had received a $24,000 reimbursement for a federal grant for the purchase of a balloter printer. Simmons says she uses the equipment for absentee voting.

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