2018 Sheriff’s Tax Settlement Approved By Fiscal Court

Christian County Fiscal Court magistrates approved the 2018 Sheriff Tax Settlement and a pay request for the Public Safety Building Tuesday morning.

The 2018 Sheriff Tax Settlement signed by former sheriff Livy Leavell for more than $28.6 million was approved, subject to audit. Squire Darrell Gustafson noted there were a lot of unpaid bills for volunteer fire departments and asked if there was a way to collect the bills to support the departments. Judge-Executive Steve Tribble and Magistrate Phillip Peterson, who is a member of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, explained that it’s a voluntary fee, not a tax.

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In other business, a payment for more than $259,000 was approved for the Public Safety Building, which Sheriff Tyler DeArmond says the completion target date is mid-March.

Judge Tribble also tabled action for a constable’s request for blue lights because his office had not received the proper paperwork necessary showing certain requirements have been met.

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Gustafson asked if there are any constables in the county that are running blue lights, with Judge Tribble replying if they are, they are doing so illegally.

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In other action, magistrates approved several appointments and reappointments to boards and committees. Former magistrate Jim Fleming was reappointed to the Community and Development Services Board; David Brame, Steve Hunt and Wayne Hunt were reappointed to the Little River Quality Consortium Board; and Jim Gardner was reappointed to the Ethics Committee.The next regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting will be held Tuesday morning, February 26, at 8:30.

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