• Bill Raines

Lawrence County Council to Meet Tuesday Night - Public Defender Request More for Contract Labor

LAWRENCE COUNTY - OCTOBER 22, 2022 - The Lawrence County Council will meet on Tuesday night to hear additional budget request from various departments. One of the departments requesting more funds is the Lawrence County Public Defender's office for contractual labor.

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Lawrence County Chief Public Defender Tim Sledd already warned the county council that there are still remaining invoices for services under previous Chief Public Defender Bruce Andis.

The understaffing of the public defender's office and several CHNS cases caused the county to use several thousand dollars a year in contract lawyers for the county. Sledd under his new plan and a budget of over $1 Million is expected to ease the use of contractual labor in 2023.

Agenda for Tuesday night's meeting is listed below:



October 25, 2022, 6:30 P.M.

1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Approve Minutes

September 27, 2022, Regular Meeting

3. Appointments

Valerie Luchauer – Emergency Management - Additional

Brandi Webb – Highway Dept. – Additionals

Nedra Brock-Fleetwood –Probation – Veterans Court User Fee Budget

Joe Dibert – Probation – Domestic Violence Community Awareness Budget

4. Items for Consideration

5. Department Reports

Prosecutor Sam Arp - Transfer

Sheriff Mike Branham

Chief Public Defender Tim Sledd - Additional

6. Court Orders

7. Request for Additional Appropriation or Budget Transfer REQUEST

Veterans Court User Fee $700.00

Domestic Violence Community Awareness $4,500.00

Emergence Management $5,000.00

Prosecutor $18,900.00

Public Defender Agency $20,000.00

Sign Replacement Grant $66,498.00

Posted this 21st day of October 2022 at 9:00 a.m.



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