Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TOP STORY >> QC passes budget

Leader staff writer

The Lonoke County Quorum Court last week ap-proved an $8.5 million budget for 2018, an increase of $300,000 from last year’s budget of $8.2 million.

“I’m pleased with the quorum court’s work on the budget. The county is able to maintain its services without any tax increases,” County Judge Doug Erwin told The Leader.

The quorum court ap-proved a contract with Waters Welding of Ward for a courthouse railing installed in 2016 for $1,000 and to use Waters Welding in the future for work on a bridge being replaced in Humnoke.

JPs also approved an ordinance for a contract with county employee Clayton Fisk for $4,828 for courthouse maintenance in 2016.

Both were required by state legislative audits.

JPs approved an ordinance to appropriate $28,000 in insurance money to the sheriff’s office for two vehicles that were totaled in wrecks.

The quorum court approved an ordinance to accept a $2,265 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District for the Lonoke County Fair and Livestock Association.