With no discussion, members of Jefferson County' Quorum Court approved an ordinance that provides for the levy of county, municipal and school taxes during their monthly meeting Monday night.

With no discussion, members of Jefferson County’ Quorum Court approved an ordinance that provides for the levy of county, municipal and school taxes during their monthly meeting Monday night.

The ordinance is required by state law and must be adopted by the county’s legislative body each year.

Also approved was an appropriation that created a fund for fire safety and prevention to take advantage of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program.

The total grant was $292,000, and to date, the county has received $248,769 which will be used for cash flow purposes. The grant is designed to provide smoke detectors for rural residents through volunteer fire departments in the county.

A $5,000 appropriation to the J.P. Levying Court to pay for the publication of ordinances and mileage expenses for the remainder of the year was also approved.

In other business, the county’s legislative body approved the following ordinances:

• Transferred $75,000 from the proceeds of the sale of the old adult jail to the County’s Recycling Facility to go along with $13,375 that is currently in the fund to cover maintenance and operation for the rest of the year.

• Transferred a $62,200 grant the Recycling Department received from the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District to the department.

• Transferred a $9,527.06 grant the Recycling Department received from the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

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• A $100,000 supplemental appropriation for the county road department to purchase asphalt.

• Transferred funds from the salary account of the sheriff’s department to maintenance and operation to cover expenses for the rest of the year.

• Transferred funds from the salary account of the adult jail to maintenance and operations to cover expenses for the rest of the year.

• Created an account for $27,501.85 which the county received for a Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention program.

• Created an account for $97,879.48 which the county received from the State Homeland Security Grant program.

• Reappointed Jean Edwards to a five-year term on the Jefferson County’s 9-1-1 Administrative Board.

Justices Vannette Johnson and Lloyd Franklin II were absent Monday night.