Several proposed appropriations dealing with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be considered when committees of the Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. today.
Among those is a requested transfer of $321,514.70 from the adult jail fund to the Public Safety Sales Tax fund to make up for a deficit in tax funds collected. The requested appropriation would be used to pay salaries and benefits for jail deputies whose salaries are paid from the public safety sales tax instead of county general.
A second proposed appropriation would transfer $103,154.16 from line items covering salaries and benefits for deputies to other line items to pay utility bills, fuel and oil, computer services, fire insurance and the like. No new money is requested with this appropriation.
Also, an ordinance allowing Jefferson County Judge Booker Clemons to accept donations of $28,500 that will be used to purchase furniture and fixtures for the new sheriff’s department building will be considered. In addition to a donation of $25,000 that the department has already received from Simmons First, $2,500 has been donated by FBT Bank and Mortgage and $1,800 from Pine Federal Credit Union.
In other business, a proposed $1,123.66 appropriation for election supplies and general supplies for the Jefferson County Election Commission. Of that, $435 will be used to compensate two people who attended poll worker certification training and conducted two of six poll workers training classes. The state board of election commissioners paid for the certification training. The remaining $687.96 was a reimbursement from The Commercial for a duplicate payment on an ad. The money will be used for a replacement computer and other supplies for the general election.
Other items on the agenda include a proposed appropriation of $29,220.86 for the Road Department that was received by the county treasurer for insurance claims, and a proposed appropriation of $81,432.15 for the Road Department to compensate the department for fuel and services used by other elected officials, departments or agencies.