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St. Francois County Prosecutor Melissa Gilliam has asked the commission to approve funding of the US rescue plan for her office.


Mark Marberry


Gilliam also asked for $ 11,765 for the starting salary of two attorneys, a one-time expense of $ 4,500 for software and equipment for the attorneys, and the one-time expense of $ 10,000 for the Karpel law enforcement software module, and $ 2,000 per year for maintenance fee.

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“The total annual amount would be $ 297,848.80. The estimated total cost is $ 734,301. We are open to having it checked annually to see whether we need the additional funds or not, depending on the number of cases, ”she said.

Acting Commissioner Harold Gallaher asked if the total cost applies to the two and a half year program that Gilliam agreed to. The Commission approved the budget on the basis of an annual review.

Fleet manager Buck Copeland asked to buy a new truck for emergency management.

“The truck that Nick [Jones] drives now has seen better days, ”he said. “It’s a 2005 (model) with 140,000 miles. The shot of the engine will cost $ 7,000 to fix; it’s really not worth it. We’re asking for a new truck to be purchased for $ 37,923. It is a three-quarters tonne F250 four-door with a trailer coupling. “

It was discussed that Jones would need the bigger truck to pull the FEMA trailers and generators in an emergency.

During the departmental reports, auditor Louie Seiberlich spoke about the annual auditors’ conference.

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