Sheriff’s Office workers to get pay for old OT

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners took up an issue at Tuesday’s commissioners court meeting they had tabled at their last meeting two weeks ago: paying several Sheriff’s Office employees for their overtime hours, rather than having them take time off.

At the Oct. 28 meeting, Commissioner John McCarver, who was conducting the meeting in the absence of County Judge Daniel Burkeen, commented that the number of hours at issue was high and the court agreed to take up the matter when Burkeen returned.

There were eight employees involved, who had accumulated a total of about 60-129 hours, totaling $10,000 in pay. Some of the overtime dated to the move from the old jail to the new jail in the spring of 2011.

Burkeen said he had met with Deputy Sheriff R.T. Beck during the past week to discuss this expense since Beck could not be at Monday’s meeting.

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