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Quorum court approves appropriations

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Approving various monetary appropriations was the agenda at the Sept. 10 Fulton County Quorum Court meeting.

Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said the county had received multiple checks from the state throughout the prior week.

One set of funds that had to be appropriated was from a check issued by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Willett said ADEM sent the county $163,707 as reimbursement for flood damages suffered in 2006.

The court approved the appropriation of $58,500 of this amount into county line items; $3,500 was put into county concrete, $15,000 into county gravel, $20,000 into county equipment and $20,000 into parts.

The remaining $105,207 was put into the county general. "Plus, we will be getting another check (from ADEM) for about $20,000, so we should be OK with that money," Willett said.

Fulton County 9-1-1 Coordinator David Keck said the county has successfully completed the 3-month test phase of the new 9-1-1 system.

He said the county had received its first reimbursement check from the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board, which is supplying the county with the new, state-of-the-art system.

The court voted to appropriate the CMRS check for $82,125 into the county's 9-1-1 fund.

Ninety-three thousand dollars of a one time check for $133,064.26 from the state was appropriated into the county's new equipment fund.

Willett said this was state surplus funds that was divided and disbursed to each Arkansas county. He said the money, a onetime capital outlay check, could only be used to purchase new equipment or make repairs.

The remaining $40,064.26 was left in the county general fund.

The court also appropriated $59,675 into the county's sports complex fund.

Willett said this money had been recently received from the state parks and tourism board and was their portion of the payment for the land purchase.

The court scheduled a special meeting time for the October quorum court meeting, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., which will be the court's first review of the yearly budget.

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