Bud­get com­mit­tee OKs $22K to­ward a tank for fire de­part­ment

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

The Miller County Quo­rum Court bud­get com­mit­tee Thurs­day ap­proved the trans­fer of $22,000 to help Trin­ity Fire De­part­ment to buy a tank to build a tanker truck.

Trin­ity has $50,000 in de­part­ment funds and the com­mit­tee granted per­mis­sion to trans­fer the money to al­low the fire­fight­ers to build a tank truck.

The com­mit­tee ap­proved the trans­fer and will present the pro­posal to the full Quo­rum Court on Mon­day.

The bud­get com­mit­tee also ap­proved the trans­fer of $36,000 to the sher­iff’s de­part­ment for over­time and reg­u­lar pay­roll funds.

The funds were needed to pay ad­di­tional over­time for deputies. An ex­am­ple was the over­time ac­cu­mu­lated when of­fi­cers had to work traf­fic con­trol on In­ter­state 30, be­cause the high­way was closed for about seven hours af­ter a wreck, said Miller County Chief Deputy Michael McQuer­rey.

“There was no way we could have pre­dicted the in­ter­state would have been closed for seven hours,” he said.

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