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Quorum Court to discuss sheriff succession, election grant

Meeting tonight at 7 in courtroom C

Posted: March 18, 2013 - 7:05pm

The Faulkner County Quorum Court meets tonight with several proposed ordinances and resolutions on the agenda.

One resolution would designate a line of succession for the sheriff in case of a declared emergency.

The line of succession in the case of a vacancy in the office of sheriff due to death or disability would be Chief Deputy Matt Rice, Major John Randall and then Captain Lloyd Vincent.

Another resolution would allow the county judge to submit an application to the Arkansas Secretary of State to secure a grant of $10,732 for the county clerk and election commission to purchase voting machines, electronic vote tabulating devices and other voting system equipment and cover maintenance costs.

The court will also be considering a resolution authorizing the county judge and the Office of Emergency Management Director of Faulkner County to enter an agreement of understanding with Cleburne, Conway, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren and White counties for mutual aid.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in courtroom C in the main courthouse building.

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BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 03/19/13 - 07:13 am
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Does the Quorum Court know someting about Shock that we don't?!?!?

Marvin Lessmann
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Marvin Lessmann 03/19/13 - 08:52 am
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Succession planning is normal

Succession planning is normal in both business and government. You should plan for the "unexpected". In fact, succession planning is required in many areas of government. It would be a good idea to post the plan on the county website. Of course, it would be also a good idea to post the ordinances as well. I know we have some posted, but the work to organize and post them needs to be completed. I am sure our new court will get the job done.

just_trying_to_survive
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just_trying_to_survive 03/19/13 - 11:11 am
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don't know what web site you're looking at, but....

according to the website I've seen, the ordinances are listed, and being added regulary. I also seem to see an Order of Succession that has been turned in and approved. I didn't realize that the Courts are the one that takes care of the County Website. Learn something new every day.

http://www.faulknercounty.org/quorum-court/ordinances

notthisboy
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notthisboy 03/19/13 - 07:18 pm
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Pretty simple

It is called a Continuity of Operations Plan. The law requires that county offices must remain open and operating.

Marvin Lessmann
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Marvin Lessmann 03/20/13 - 09:30 am
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Ordinance Posting

Yes, we do have in Faulkner County, ordinances going back a number of years posted as passed. The real issue appears that at this point they are not in an "indexed" database. When this is done the ordinances will be in a usable database. It is my understanding that the AR Association of Counties is working with counties to index ordinances so they may be used by subject.

For example, if we had an "Animal Control" index you could look up all the ordinances passed on that subject, then you would know what you need to do to be lawful and any enforcement would know what they need to be doing.

Many of the ordinances only deal with money and are important for only a limited time. Other ordinances have an impact over time and need to be easy to get to by subject.

just_trying_to_survive
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just_trying_to_survive 03/20/13 - 02:21 pm
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so ....

the ordiances, along with the Succession, are there, but not indexed. I beleive this is a work in progress, and the County employees are also continually trying to improve it. If the State is working with the Counties to index these, then wouldn't it be best to leave it to them to work with them instead of you trying to tell them what to do? Why are you contstantly cutting down people that you don't even know?

Marvin Lessmann
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Marvin Lessmann 03/21/13 - 05:28 pm
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Not So

I am not trying to cut down anyone. If anyone feels that I am they are wrong. I have said many times that we have many fine people working for the county. But as in any growing area there are some things that need improvement. My number is well published and you are welcome to call me at any time if you really think I trying to be negative to anyone. This is an area that needs some improvement. The county association has recognized it as an area that needs work. Let's just get on with the business of working with each other to make things better. Let's listen to everyone and work together.

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