Union Co. Fiscal Court approves 2016 Sheriff and Clerk Budgets

Union County Fiscal Court magistrates unanimously approved the 2016 Union County Sheriff’s Budget and the 2016 Union County Clerk’s Budget during its regular meeting held Tuesday morning.

Judge-Executive Jody Jenkins presented the 2016 Union County Sheriff’s Budget from Sheriff Mickey Arnold to magistrates.

The budget includes an exception of 60-thousand dollars, which is needed to get the sheriff’s office started because his fiscal year starts January 1st. Judge Jenkins noted that the difference is 172-thousand dollars, which would be returned to Fiscal Court.

Magistrates also approved the 2016 Union County Clerk Budget of over 3.7 million dollars in total projected receipts and over 3.6 million dollars of total disbursements leaving nearly 98-thousand dollars as the balance that would be returned to the County.

During magistrate comments, District One Magistrate Gary Day brought up that he had a constituent, Bobby Veatch, who wanted to know why he was denied approval to be placed on the agenda in order to address Judge Jenkins and magistrates. Judge Jenkins and Mr. Veatch had about a 3:00 unpleasant exchange of words.

In other business, magistrates accepted the claims, transfers and November Treasurer report.

The next regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting will be held Tuesday morning, January 12, 2016 at 9:00.

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