At the Nov. 18 meeting the Calico Rock City Council postponed approval of the proposed 2003 budget until next month's meeting.
No action was taken after Calico Rock Mayor Ronnie Guthrie called for an executive session to discuss personnel salaries.
The mayor opened the discussion for the contract law budget and the council appeared to be in agreement on the budget.
Guthrie questioned the sheriff about the county jail budget and what would happen to the funds after the sales tax money kicks in for operation. The sheriff said he didn't have an answer at this point.
Fire Chief Sanders reported the fire department had several training classes. Sanders reported that since he took office several expenses, including the phone bill and mail box bill, had been cut. He reported three new members in the department for a total of 26, and along with 15 first responders.
Sanders reported he had purchased extra equipment with the leftover money from a grant the city received.
Alderman Elbert Kizzia made a motion to buy fire department shirts and the motion passed unanimously.
Sheriff Lloyd Martz announced that a new deputy had been hired last week. Martz said construction of the new jail is progressing well.