Martz received notification last month from Danny Ramsey, administrator of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force Agency, that Baker was laid off because of a lack of funds to pay his salary package.
Baker primarily worked drug cases in Fulton and Izard counties.
No action was taken on the matter but the court did request Martz report back with figures on the cost to hire Baker.
An ordinance appropriating additional funds for the year 2002 was approved for money the county received from the state for the following accounts: $99,728 to the Fulton County Health Department; $2,400 to the Agnos-Glencoe-Heart Volunteer Fire Department; $2,600 to Saddle Volunteer Fire Department; $3,928 to Byron Volunteer Fire Department; $11,416.11 to Camp Volunteer Fire Department; $399 to LLEBG (law enforcement); $699 drug dog fund; $1,500 county treasurer automation fund; $300 to search and rescue fund.
The court also appropriated $50,000 to Gepp Fire Department for funds which came from a grant the county received from Arkansas Department of Economic Development to build a new fire station.
A second ordinance was approved authorizing an interlocal agreement between Fulton County and the city of Salem for the purpose or providing equipment, supplies and personnel for the Fulton County Special Operations Unit.
County Treasurer Larry Humphries reported the following ending balance for August 2003: $422,699.30 county general; $735,104.90 county road department; $30,323.51 property tax relief fund; $47,112.04 treasurer's commission; $161,777.42 collector's unapportioned; $12,112.88 county ordinance 95-11; $10,368.38 support cost fund; $275,879.14 9-1-1; $7,084.87 treasurer automation fund; $82,003.27 clerk's recording fee; and a total for all funds listed $1,784,465.71.