Jefferson County Quorum Court approved 15 ordinances; Presents COVID relief funds

The Jefferson County Quorum Court met for their monthly meeting on Monday, October 18th, at 5:30 pm, and with all Justices present approved all 15 ordinances on their agenda. Before those ordinances were addressed, the Quorum Court presented Covid relief funds to spouses or close relatives of an individual that died due to COVID-19.

The board recognized several members of the community with checks to help the residents of Jefferson County during their time of grief and loss.

In reference to the ordinances, those that were approved included an ordinance to ensure the collection of sanitation fees when electricity is still active at the dwelling. Out of the thirteen Justices, three opposed the ordinance including Danny Holcomb who spoke with Deltaplex Radio and explained why.

The court also approved creating an expenditure line in the American Rescue Plan for COVID vaccination incentives in the amount of $100,000 for eligible vaccinated Jefferson County citizens to combat the spread of the virus. Also, the transfer of funds to fund COVID relief to provide relief to more individuals in Jefferson County that have lost someone due to the virus with a balance of $183,323.72.

The Quorum Court also approved a new VOCA grant part-time position for the Victim Witness department. This means that this position will not have to be paid for by the county and amounts to $7,800. The VOCA position assists the grant coordinator to assist victims and prosecutors.

County Judge Gerald Robinson also made an announcement after the meeting inviting the Justices to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Veterans Building that the county developed on November 10th at 10 am.