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Courthouse security topic at meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Fulton County Quorum Court discussed increasing the security at the Fulton County Courthouse at the Jan. 11 meeting.

First thing on the agenda for the court was the addition of $3,333.33 to the county general fund for security equipment.

"We are probably going to put out some surveillance cameras in our courthouse," Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said. "We are having some people come up and look to see how we are going to use our money. Al Roork, who is our emergency management coordinator, will be with me when we figure out just what to do on this," Willet said.

Next, the county general fund received additional monies. "We had a dump truck that needed repairs. We received an insurance check for $5,300 to fix it. We have now had the truck fixed," Willett said.

The court discussed the mileage rate for county employees driving for county business. The current mileage rate is 25 cents-per-mile and it has been proposed that an increase to 35 cents be considered.

"We will probably be increasing the mileage to 35 cents-a-mile. This is for any county business, anything someone has to do for the county," Willett said.

According to Willett, the increase will be discussed further at the March 10 meeting after reviewing the specific enacting procedures.

"We passed a resolution for the fair association, which will allow me to apply for a $10,000 grant," Willett said. The new funds could go towards renovations at the fair grounds or the construction of a new building, according to Willett.

The court passed a resolution that will allow the Arkansas Department of Economic Development to pay for all cost incurred by White River Planning and Development while assisting Superior Sewing with grant paperwork.

"This resolution is saying that the Arkansas Department of Economic Development will pay all their cost and it is no cost to the county," Willett said.

A previous resolution authorized Willett to submit an application to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for an economic development project.

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