With no business pending, appropriations request and transfers were the topic of discussion for the Clay County Council meeting Monday night.
Appropriations requested for courthouse repair for $4,500 for a projection of what they might need in the upcoming year was accepted by a unanimous vote by the council. The health department requested $2,495 for a security system to be installed. This system will allow the department to contact a 911 dispatcher with one touch of a button similar to the one the Clay County courthouse is currently using. The request was accepted by a unanimous vote by the council. It was noted on several occasions by Rita Rothrock that the majority of the departments requesting appropriations were not present to explain why the money was needed and it is policy that they are present or send a letter.
In reference to all of the apportions that were accepted council member Michael McCullough says, "We need to tighten our belts on what we spend or we are going to run out of money in a few months."
A $500 transfer was requested via letter by Judge Ernie Yelton from the circuit court fund to the travel fund. The transfer was approved by a unanimous vote from the council. The E-911 fund made a request to transfer $5,200 to purchase a generator and communications tower for Center Point. The transfer was accepted by a unanimous vote from the council.