April 16, 2014 Edition

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Lawco. personnel policy
ready for review

Megan Heyl
Staff Writer

Justice Junior Briner announced that review of the county's personnel policy has been completed at the Lawrence County Quorum Court meeting Monday night.

The committee formed to review the policy compared policies from Greene, Randolph and Craighead counties, along with the state recommended policy, to the county's current policy.

Most changes will be in regard to comp time and workday requirements.

Once changes have been made, County Attorney Dick Jarboe will review the policy before the justices receive their own copy for review.

After a revised policy has been passed, elected officials will be briefed on the changes made and the importance of enforcing them.

Also at the meeting, justices voted to appropriate $5,000 to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce economic development fund. County Judge Dale Freeman expressed concern about whether the money would net results for the county.

Justices approved the funds unanimously and requested regular updates from the Chamber. Briner, who is also on the Chamber, said Chamber Board President Fran Cavenaugh would be able to provide updates.

In other business:

  • Freeman announced that he will be accepting a bid from Riggs on a new backhoe for the county. The backhoe will be paid off in four years at $1,800 a month.

  • the Lawrence County Fair Fund was appropriated $4,883 from the General Fund which represented an insurance payment received for damages at the fair grounds.

  • justices approved a $10,732 grant to purchase a new computer, ballot rolls and six electronic poll books to be used in the upcoming elections.

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