Christian Fiscal Court made short work of a rather routine agenda this morning and approved the annual budget for the Sheriff’s Department.
Magistrates unanimously passed the 3.2 million dollar spending plan, which Sheriff Livy Leavell says requires less taxpayer dollars than it did last year.
Sheriff Leavell says one factor he obviously can’t control is the cost of fuel and that makes the budget-making process difficult every year.
Employees of the Sheriff’s Office will receive a cost of living raise and nine police vehicles will be replaced with money in the budget.
Court also approved the budget for the County Clerk and approved appointments to the Christian County Water District and Solid Waste Authority boards. District 6 Magistrate Jack Lackey once again voiced his displeasure with what he says is a lack of eastern Christian County residents on the Water District Board, but voted in favor of the measure nonetheless.