News and Tribune

Clark County

February 12, 2013

Clark council approves transfer of funds for 911

Council approves raises for 15 community corrections employees

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Clark County Council unanimously approved a request by Clark County 911 Administrator Brad Meixell for the transfer of $271,132 from the county’s local option income tax line item in its general fund to the 911 LOIT fund. 

Clark County 911 has not paid its bill with AT&T since October, when its contract with the telecom expired. The county commissioners approved a new month-to-month agreement between Clark County 911 and AT&T at a meeting Thursday. 

Meixell told the council that 911 is operating at a deficit of $894,000, and that there are five full-time positions currently unfilled. 

Meixell told the council that County Attorney Jacob Elder is negotiating with the county’s municipalities, primarily Jeffersonville and Clarksville, to come to an agreement where the municipalities would help the county fund 911. 

“We’re still trying to get through the politics of it,” Meixell said. 

The council also approved requested appropriations from three grants totaling around $62,000. 

 

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS RAISES

The council approved raises for 15 Clark County Community Corrections employees. 

The raises, awarded to four security supervisors, nine security officers, an intake coordinator and an administrative assistant, range from $1,040 to $1,300. It’s the first raise that community corrections employees have been awarded in more than four years, Chief Probation Officer Henry Ford said. 

The raises come as the result of a position being eliminated within the department. Community corrections is funded entirely by grant monies from the Indiana Department of Corrections and funds collected by its clients, according to the Clark County website.

The council’s vote was 6-1, with Susan Popp opposed. Popp said that while it is her position that she’s not interested in sending money back to the IDOC — which Executive Director Steve Mason said was likely if it wasn’t spent — she opposed the raises because other departments within the county had not received raises for a long time either. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints

LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

LOCAL STATISTICS
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.