Finances, personnel policy dominates discussion during March QC meeting
Ongoing concerns over county finances, and the recently approved personal policy handbook, dominated discussion at Monday night's regular meeting of the Clay County Quorum Court. During the gathering at the courthouse in Piggott, the justices approved an ordinance amending the 2019 county budget and another which tweaks the recently-approved personal policy ordinance. Projected budget shortfalls were also reviewed with members of the finance committee, and the court heard from an employee of the sheriff's department on the new policies concerning paid time off and sick days.
With only justice Mike Hill absent from the meeting, the gathering was called to order by Judge Mike Patterson. After dispensing with the usual consent agenda items, the court turned its attention to the first ordinance to be considered.
An ordinance to amend the 2019 budget was introduced, with the court waiving the requirement it be read on three separate occasions, and was approved on a vote of 7-0. The accompanying emergency clause was also adopted, allowing the measure to go into effect following publication.
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