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Posted: Friday, 18 July 2014 1:06PM

Fiscal Court votes to redistribute tax dollars, grants contracts

At Friday morning’s Fiscal Court meeting, Grayson County Detention Center Jailer Jason Woosley informed the Court that a dispatcher at the Detention Center will not be returning from maternity leave. Woosley said that the position is full-time and asked the Court for, and was granted permission to begin a search for a replacement.

Magistrate Harold Johnson also thanked Woosley for overseeing inmates’ clearing litter from county roads. Johnson said he couldn’t remember the roads being so litter free.

Issues with the various voting precincts were also discussed by the Court. County Court Clerk Sherry Weedman and Deputy Clerk Tonya Kessinger presented the Court with a list of problems at the precincts, including overgrown grass, wasp nests, and broken tables and chairs, among other things.

Many of the issues were rendered moot by the Court because they were alleviated prior to the May Primary Election.

Weedman also informed the Court that two voting precincts, East and East A, were currently under consideration for consolidation at a savings of approximately $6,000.00. No final determination, though, has been made regarding a consolidation.

The Court also gave approval to Mediacom and Comcast to lay additional cable in the county, and approved $174,963.00 to be spent on re-paving roads throughout the county.

The Court approved two bids: One for mowing the lawn at the Judicial Courthouse building, which was awarded to the lowest bidder, Edwards Lawn Care and Landscaping, at a price of $135.00 per month. Service Master’s bid of $44,974.08 per year to clean the Judicial Building was accepted; an amount which will be reimbursed by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

Lastly, the Court agreed with Judge Executive Gary Logsdon’s recommendation that occupational tax money be redistributed -- Currently, 65.0 percent of the tax money goes into the Road Fund, with 35.0 percent placed into the General Fund.

Logsdon asked for and was granted approval by the Court to put 65.0 percent of the tax dollars into the General Fund, with 35.0 percent set aside for the Road Fund.

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