Quorum Court has short agenda for November meeting

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Poinsett County Quorum Court only had two items of new business on the agenda for their November meeting Monday at the court room of the Poinsett County Detention Center.

The first item on the agenda was the Ordinance 2018-16 authorizing the establishment of the Sheriff's Equipment Fund. Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder spoke briefly about his ordinance. "We've always had this fund, but any monies donated were put in the general fund and end up being spent on other things. Now we have this fund, all monies that are donated to the department will go to this fund," Molder said. Contributions to the fund may come from any source not prohibited by County Ordinance or State or Federal law, including but not limited to donations from private individuals, businesses, and organizations. The ordinance was sponsored by Justice Harold Blackwood and passed unanimously.

The other new business was Appropriations and Transfers Ordinance 2018-17 sponsored by Justice Elizabeth Schwarz. The ordinance was approved by all the justices with appropriations of $6,971.38 and no transfers. Sheriff Molder asked the court if $15,000 could be appropriated to his Parts and Repairs account to get the department through the year's end on the upkeep of the vehicles. The justices approved this request. "I want to thank the Quorum Court for your support of the sheriff's department," Molder said.

The Finance Committee set a meeting date of Monday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in one of the courtrooms if they are not being used. The December quorum court meeting will be followed by a meal at Gavin's in downtown Harrisburg. Sheriff Molder also reminded everyone that the bean dinner will held Dec. 4 at the detention center.

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