CHARLESTON -- The ICE business has melted away in Mississippi County.
A discussion on the county's law enforcement budget during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday opened with Sheriff Keith Moore voicing his displeasure with a letter from County Clerk Junior DeLay dated Aug. 31 that was sent to him by certified mail.
In the letter, DeLay advises as county budget officer "that there is the distinct possibility that your 2012 approved appropriation will be exhausted prior to the end of the year. Please be advised that once your appropriation is exhausted, I will cease the issuance of Purchase Orders and ... the processing of payroll for employees in your department."
The letter advises that as of Aug. 31, the Law Enforcement Fund had spent 82 percent of its appropriation and, based on average monthly spending so far, will have exhausted its appropriation by the end of October if the trend continues.
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