Monday’s brief meeting of the Clark County Quorum Court consisted of newly-elect County Judge Troy Tucker summarizing his first week in office.

Monday’s brief meeting of the Clark County Quorum Court consisted of newly-elect County Judge Troy Tucker summarizing his first week in office.
“I did meet with all of my employees who work directly under me and my supervision to lay out my plan for them and what is expected of them. I feel very good about that,” said Tucker.
The judge described his first week as busy, yet exciting.
“There are a lot of things going on and there are a lot of questions. I’m meeting with a lot of state department heads who are coming in. All next week is lined up the same way,” Tucker said.
Tucker said he looks forward to working with the Quorum Court and hopes to have a great relationship with justices.
The judge noted the drafting of a procedural ordinance is in the works for the Quorum Court.
Tucker said he has not made any assignments to the Quorum Court’s Personnel Committee and Budget Committee.
While he is not sure if it will happen in the next 60 days, Tucker announced plans of adding an Equipment Committee to the Quorum Court. The committee would assist Tucker and county department supervisors in making large-item equipment purchases.
“Hopefully by the next meeting I plan on having members appointed to our personnel and budget committees,” said Tucker.
In addition, Tucker said plans are in place to remove excess equipment from the county road shop’s property.
In addition to Tucker, Monday’s meeting was the first for newly-elected justices Austin King, Darin Buscher and Ricky Arnold.
King replaces for District 1 Justice Richard Bright, while Buscher now occupies the District 2 seat held by Mark Overturf. Arnold has the District 11 position previously held by Larry Manning.
Other items addressed:
• Justice Tom Calhoon reported there were several items approved for the 2017 budget that were not included in the budget.
“When we approved it, there were a couple of items that were included in the budget by the minutes and what we discussed, but the figures did not reflect it when the budget was approved,’ said Calhoon.
According to Calhoon, justices will have to make the changes with a clean-up ordinance at the February meeting.
Calhoon said the budget was approved to include the hiring of two additional jailers and the purchase of three vehicles for the sheriff’s department.
“Those items did not get included in the final figures of the budget. We’ll have to go back and correct it,” Calhoon said.
According to Raymond Funderburk, chief deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, the two positions in question have not been advertised.
After a brief discussion, a decision was reached to wait until the funds have been appropriated in the clean-up ordinance to advertise for the positions.
• Justices had the second reading of an ordinance regarding to the publication of county job opportunities.

• Justices had the second reading of an ordinance pertaining to peddling inside of Clark County.