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Dillinger asks for drug money

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jody Shackelford

Staff Writer

Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger requested money to buy drugs April 14 at the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting.

Dillinger submitted a request to the Fulton County Quorum Court for $5,000 to be given to the the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force for special operations, $2,000 of which had already been set aside for the sheriff's department.

According to Fulton County Treasurer Larry Humphries, in 2000, the county set up a sheriff's drug fund.

"In 2004, they came back and amended that ordinance to say it couldn't have over $10,000 in it at any one time," he said.

The debated issue involved was concerning where the money was to come from and how it was to be administrated.

After a debate that lasted the majority of the meeting, it was decided that the drug task force would receive the funding. Humphries said the sheriff's department received a check April 16 for the amount of $5,000.

In other business, Dillinger appointed Tom Hanselman to the position of Fulton County Chief Deputy and asked the quorum court for $2,000 to be added to Hanselman's salary for the year.

"We have $2,026 we won't be using this year. I would like $2,000 put in his salary for this year," Dillinger said.

The court decided to apply the $2,000 starting as of January saying that two-thirds of the $2,000 would apply to the remaining two-thirds of the year in the amount of $1,320.

Angela Richmond addressed the court regarding the Fulton County Hospital's liability insurance.

She requested the hospital borrow the money for a 10 month insurance plan. The lender would be First Security Bank in Mountain Home at 5.5 percent. "That will save us almost $1,000 in the payment. Last year the payments were $7,177 a month," Richmond said. The court unanimously approved the loan.

A grant was received for Tri-County Recycling to purchase a new pickup truck. Fulton County received the check for $13,968.75. The court appropriated the money and will give it to the center to pay off the bank loan.

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