In the absence of Sharp County Judge Larry Brown, who was attending a meeting out of town, Alderman Greg Prenger conducted the meeting.
Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver was present for the meeting and discussed the jail budget. He said the budget is running close for the year; due in part to the county's housing of state prisoners. Weaver also informed the court that the county did not receive the COPS grant for which they applied. Weaver said only 14 percent of those departments who applied for thegrants received them. Weaver also addressed the court with problems with the county's 9-1-1 system. He said the issues are areas in which the addresses did not get put into the system at the beginning. He said it's not a simple thing to change but, that with the cooperation of AT&T, the county is addressing these issues.
The county passed Resolution 2009-5. The resolution appointed Dick Lloyd as County Fire Services coordinator.
Lloyd retired and moved to the Center area where he built a home and joined the Center Fire Department as a volunteer fireman. He said he went through fire school and attended first responder courses. Lloyd is looking forward to serving the area as fire coordinator.
The next meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court will be Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Sharp County Court House in Ash Flat. The public is always welcome to attend the meetings.