Quorum Committees to consider mileage rate increase

A proposed appropriation ordinance to increase the travel allowance for privately owned vehicles used to travel for official Jefferson County business will be considered Tuesday when committees of the Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m.

The proposed ordinance is being introduced by Justice of the Peace Ted Harden, and is co-sponsored by Justices Delton Wright and Edward Spears.

According to the proposed ordinance, a rate of 51 cents per mile will be paid for county employees using their private vehicles on county business. The proposal also includes members of the Jefferson County Equalization Board and would be effective Sept. 1.

The proposed ordinance also would repeal all other appropriation ordinances pertaining to travel allowances.

The only other business on the agenda is a proposed appropriation ordinance disbursing money the county has received from insurance reimbursements for county vehicles damaged in accidents.

The Office of Emergency Management will receive $338.12 while the balance of the total $12,426.23 will go to the sheriff’s department.