Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 19, 2013

County deficit of $32,000 projected


County officials are still hopeful that finances will improve with the return of ICE prisoners. Sheriff Roger Mulch reported Thursday night an inspection of the Jefferson County Justice Center will be held sometime next week by ICE officials. The county has not had ICE prisoners since December when they were pulled out by the feds due to medical issues. Chairman Robert White indicated a special meeting may be held following Monday’s full Board meeting to call back personnel recently laid off as a result of the ICE pullout.

In other business, the Committee took no action on a request from Coroner Eddie Joe Marks to reinstate $3,600 in his budget for deputy coroner salaries.

The Committee also made a motion to keep the 2012-2013 budget open for another 60 days.

During a Land, Tax and Appointments Committee meeting, Greg Sims was recommended to be named to the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Dr. David Asbery was recommended to be appointed to the Mt. Vernon Airport Authority.

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