March 15, 2017 Edition

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County personnel policies updated

Megan Heyl
Staff Writer

The Lawrence County Quorum Court approved personnel policy changes for county employees.

County Clerk Tina Stowers said the changes made should eliminate some confusion in vacation and sick leave. While no adjustments were made to the amount of time employees received, the unit of measurement was changed from days to hours.

Additionally, vacation time will be awarded on the anniversary date of hire but will reset at the beginning of the calendar year. This will standardize the offices, some of which go by anniversary date and others by calendar year.

Also at the meeting:

justices approved resolutions allowing the county judge and East Arkansas Planning & Development District to apply for funds to supply water to residents of Lawrence Road 106. See related story.

County Judge John Thomison announced that work on the bathrooms in the courthouse will be done on March 22. He also talked about other projects that will need to be addressed and said they will have to revisit the courthouse maintenance fund.

Thomison said the county is looking into options for health insurance and have a lead on a provider that could save the county a significant amount of money.

the court approved a quit claim deed for property in Sedgwick. The property was swapped with the fire department when the department needed more space, however the deed wasn't released by the county at the time of the swap.

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