The Fulton County Quorum Court approved a new $350,000 line of credit at the April 28 meeting to help with the county road situation.
White River Planning and Development has granted the $350,000 and according to Fulton County Clerk Vickie Bishop $100,000 will be going into the March 18 flood account with $75,000 going into salaries. An additional $75,000 will be put to use for equipment the county needs to continue working on the massive countywide road damage from the flood.
"We have six new Mack trucks which gives us a total of 14 trucks now. When we started with all the road work we only had five operating," Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said.
"Five trucks and one backhoe wasn't going very far," he said.
Also with the lease agreement every dollar that is paid toward the trucks is also applied to a purchase option, Willett said.
In other business, the Fulton County Hospital asked for approval through the county to allow for the leasing for a new data and voice system.
Although it was agreed that the system would be an asset to the hospital, creating a more efficient workflow and saving money in the future, the court did not approve the documentation for the lease.
According to Willett, the documentation seemed to bind the county to the data and voice system debt, rather then the hospital. The hospital agreed to review the documents and make alterations as needed.