By Ray King

A proposed ordinance requiring county residents to pay sanitation bills if there is electrical service to their residence drew opposition from several members of the Jefferson County Quorum Court before being recommended for approval.

Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson explained the ordinance after the meeting Tuesday.

Justices of the Peace Danny Holcomb, Brenda Bishop Gaddy, Melanie Dumas, and Cedric Johnson cast no votes during a meeting of the Quorum Court’s Finance Committee Tuesday while the remaining nine justices voted to send the legislation to the full court for a vote next Monday.

Also recommended for approval was a request from Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter which will allow his office to hire a part-time worker for the Victim Witness Division. Hunter said a grant from the Federal Victims of Crime program will allow the hiring of a person to work 10 hours per week for 52 weeks and be paid $15 an hour.

There will be no money withheld for social security or retirement and the person hired will not be eligible for vacation or sick leave.