A supplemental appropriation of $593,282 for the Jefferson County Road Department will be discussed when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Jefferson County Courthouse.

A supplemental appropriation of $593,282 for the Jefferson County Road Department will be discussed when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Jefferson County Courthouse.


The county has received $324,097.93 from the state highway tax in the first six months of this year and another $106,236.70 from the state natural gas distribution tax during the same period, according to the proposed ordinance.


The ordinance calls for allocating the money received for a variety of purposes, including:


• General supplies — $10,000.


• Janitorial supplies — $2,000.


• Uniforms and clothing — $3,000.


• Fuel and lubricants — $300,000.


• Parts and repairs — $55,082.


• Asphalt — $100,000.


• Gravel, dirt, sand — $50,000.


• Other professional services — $5,000.


• Telephone — $1,200.


• Machinery and equipment — $52,000.


• Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department — $15,000.


The only other item on the agenda for the county’s legislative body Tuesday is a resolution reappointing B.K. Bethge to a three-year term on the Jefferson County Equalization Board retroactive to June 1 and ending May 31, 2017.