Justices Of The Peace Defend Oversight Role

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.

Benton County justices of the peace say they question the purchase of a pickup by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office as a matter of budget policy and practice, not on the merits of buying the pickup.

At A Glance

The Ordinance

Sarah Daniels, Benton County comptroller, said the budget ordinance, which is incorporated into the budget every year, restricts the transfer or spending of money designated for personal services and capital purchases. The ordinance says: “Any transfers of monies between the various funds of the County and the expenditure categories of Personal Services and Capital Outlay will be made only with prior approval of the Benton County Quorum Court.”

Source: Staff Report

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...Townsend is falling on the sword! Wow!

Is this a state law violation or a county procedure violation?

Good job ferguson, throw one of your deputies under the bus. By all means don’t be a man and take responsibility!

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

December 16, 2012 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )