Innocent street signs are in danger of being kidnapped on Fulton County roads. People keep stealing them. The Fulton County Quorum Court decided on Aug. 11 to spend $1,200 on six small cameras to try to protect some of the signs and perhaps catch whoever keeps stealing them.
County Judge Charles Willett said, "We've got two or three that come down every time we put them up."
The county spends about $20,000 on signs every year at the cost of $200 per sign.
The court also agreed to extend the lease on the hospital to one year. Doctors at the hospital normally have to pay on a monthly basis $200.34 per day. Now, doctors will pay the rent on a yearly basis.
The lease of county equipment to repair flood damage has also been extended, and the court decided that the county would pay back $596.46 into the 9-1-1 account for flood plain maps.
The meeting ended with an executive session on overtime and compensation for the sheriff's department. The court decided that the schedule should allow for 24-hour coverage. Willett said there needs to be at least one officer on duty from midnight to 8 a.m. The court also voted against personal use of police vehicles.