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Commission discusses shelter fund

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

BENTON - Scott County commissioners have until Nov. 15 to respond to applications for domestic violence shelter money collected by the county.

County officials discussed the domestic violence shelter fund award during Tuesday's county commission meeting. County Clerk Rita Milam said the fund now gathers about $5,000 annually.

Until last year, the domestic violence shelter money was split between the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation and the House of Refuge.

Last year, however, DAEOC did not have their application in on time so the House of Refuge received the entire amount, commissioners recalled.

The question of whether DAEOC's shelter actually qualifies for the domestic violence shelter funding has also been raised.

In other Scott County business:

* County officials will research area election judge compensation and "find out where the other counties are at," said Presiding commissioner Martin Priggel, before making any decisions on election official pay raises.

* Commissioner Walter Bizzell encouraged all Scott County residents to participate in the county's annual tire roundup. "It starts Saturday," said Bizzell.

Passenger vehicle tires may be dropped off from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the county shed in Benton. Tires must be removed from their rims.

County residents may also drop off their tires at the shed on Nov. 23 during the same time period.

* Commissioners will consider a replacement on the Senate Bill 40 Board for Doris Ressel of Oran who resigned recently.

* County sales tax for October was $124,634, according to Commissioner Jamie Burger. The county received $123,192 for October 2001.