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Burn Ban Expires For Delta County

At noon on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 the burn ban for Delta County was allowed to expire due to the recent rains.

During the Delta County Commissioners Court Monday, Sheriff Ricky Smith discussed the inmate work program with the Commissioners and Judge Jason Murray.

“We are doing the best we can,” said Sheriff Ricky Smith, offering to review the inmate work schedule as they are responding by request. It was suggested to possibly allow the work crew inmates finish a project before pulling them away to another request.

The Court approved the closing of 369 feet of County Road 3089 given by Ben Franklin resident Jennifer Dwyer (as she agreed to maintain this portion of the road) and once again tabled the request of Jay Robinson for approval to construct an RV park at 206 County Road 1007 until more information could be provided.

Delta County Constable Marshall Lynch gave his report before the Court Monday morning. It included 28 attempts to serve papers, 16 successfully served, 19 assists to fire and deputies, two papers not served, two traffic stops and one traffic citation. He was able to come in under budget by $900 on the purchase of his 2008 Dodge Charger constable vehicle. He plans to decal the vehicle in the future. The Court was pleased with the report from Constable Lynch.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith sought approval to pursue another E-Grant and resolution for participation in the fiscal year 2017 Criminal Justice Division’s (CJD) Grant Program. The funds, if granted, will help move from analog to digital communication system. The Court approved for him to pursue this venture.

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