The Clark County Budget and Finance Committee decided in a special meeting Wednesday morning to allocate $65,000 to Sheriff David Turner’s budget, allowing his administration enough money to pay for expenses incurred for July and August.

The Clark County Budget and Finance Committee decided in a special meeting Wednesday morning to allocate $65,000 to Sheriff David Turner’s budget, allowing his administration enough money to pay for expenses incurred for July and August.
If members of Quorum Court approve the committee’s decision, $40,000 will be deleted from his fuel, oil and lubricants budget, along with $2,000 from sundry, $12,000 from service contracts and $5,000 from machinery and equipment budget lines to add $40,000 to the miscellaneous law enforcement line item in the sheriff’s budget. Also, $20,000 was added to medicine and drugs, and $5,000 added to the medical, dental and hospital lines of the jail budget.
The proposed appropriation ordinance — what committee members called a routine “clean-up” for end-of-year financial needs — takes $72,941 from 18 line items and adds $145,089 to 31 line items in the county’s overall budget.
In moving the money around to make the clean-up ordinance possible, major deletions were taken from the budgets of the sheriff ($59,000); juvenile court ($6,000); and prosecuting attorney ($4,707). Major additions are placed into the budgets of the county judge ($2,380); sheriff ($40,000); assessor ($17,562); circuit judge ($16,150); district court ($7,949); quorum court ($12,000); prosecuting attorney ($4,707); and courthouse maintenance ($43,771 for the jail, health department, election commission and civil defense budgets).
The measure heads back to the full court, but it has yet to be decided if a special Quorum Court meeting will be held prior to the regular October meeting.