Sheriff’s budget up despite staff reduction
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jan 29, 2014 | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam (above) presented his budget to the Trigg County Fiscal Court last Tuesday evening The budget is more than $13,000 more than their previous budget.</i>
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Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam (above) presented his budget to the Trigg County Fiscal Court last Tuesday evening The budget is more than $13,000 more than their previous budget.

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The FY 2014/2015 budget for the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office is $13,137 more than their current budget and allows for six deputies instead of the seven deputies that were previously employed.

Magistrates on the Trigg County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the $590,637 budget when they met last Tuesday evening, after District Three Magistrate Jon Goodwin – who chairs the county’s Budget Committee – made the motion, which District Two Magistrate Barry Littlejohn seconded.

Part of the increase comes from Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam’s salary, which increases from $74,000 to $82,000. He said his salary is set by statute and added that it was under-budgeted in last year’s budget.

“If I hire another deputy, I’m going to need another vehicle,” Burnam said. “We’ll probably have to replace at least one vehicle in the next year. If I hire another deputy, we’ll probably have to get two.”

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