The Unicoi County Fee’s Funds and Finance Committee met Thursday to proceed reviewing finances requests, one in all which was from the Sheriff’s Workplace.
“There’s some issues that we are able to’t assist, since you all know we’re residing in several instances than we did this time final 12 months, 12 months earlier than final,” mentioned Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley. “Issues have modified dramatically within the regulation enforcement discipline.”
The committee voted to revisit Hensley’s request for $82,779 to fund two course of server positions resulting from a backlog of course of papers that had been unable to be served resulting from COVID-19.
“From what I see and what I’ve been informed, there isn’t a means doable that my patrol officers that I’ve working at present on patrol can serve, or will be capable to serve, all the method papers that we’re gonna get flooded with,” mentioned Hensley.
The committee additionally voted to chop Hensley’s request so as to add two correctional officer positions to be able to help with transport of sufferers to psychological well being amenities, and as a substitute added $15,000 to the finances for extra time for at the moment employed correctional officers to move these sufferers.
The committee voted to fund Hensley’s $2,000 request for monitoring bracelets for sufferers with autism and Alzheimers, $5,000 request for honor guard uniforms, repairs to the jail amenities and the alternative of at the very least three patrol automobiles by means of a governor’s grant as a substitute of allocating the funds by means of the finances.
The committee additionally reviewed the 911 workplace finances, the register of deeds workplace finances, preservation of data finances, board of equalization finances and the assessor finances. The following Funds and Finance Committee assembly is Could 20 at 5 p.m. within the Unicoi County Courthouse.