With Larry Moss not in attendance, the Clay County Council will have to take another month before passing an ordinance.
During Monday's meeting, the council accepted the first reading of an ordinance which would create a non-reverting fund for the Clay County Redevelopment Commission.
The commission currently has a Tax Abatement Fee, which is imposed on companies receiving an abatement, but there is not a place for the monies to be placed.
The fund will create a specified place for monies from the fee, along with other deposits from the commission. Payments for abatement preparation and other charges/bills accrued by the commission will be paid from this fund as well.
Meanwhile, the council also accepted the first reading of an amended salary ordinance regarding a full-time clerical position at the Clay County Justice Center.
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said he is "streamlining" duties from four part-time positions to create the full-time position, which would help efficiency.
This would also save money as $36,000 was budgeted for the four part-time positions, while the full-time salary ($25,750) plus benefits (insurance, PERF, FICA, etc.) would be at least $1,400 less.
The second reading, and final action, on both ordinances are slated to take place during the council's June meeting.
In other business, the council approved separate additional appropriations of $6,175 in the Sheriff's uniform budget and $320 in the Highway hardware/tools budget, both of which are reimbursements from grants and other means.
The council also tabled a request for a $1,000 transfer within the Aviation Fund because there was no representation or explanation provided for the need for the transfer.
The next meeting of the Clay County Council will be 6 p.m., Monday, June 7, in the Commissioners' Courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse.