Commissioners vote 3-2 to move funds

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
When Limestone County commissioners court voted 3-2 at its June 13 meeting to move almost all the $300,000 from the Road and Bridge Contingencies Fund – also called the Priority Roads Fund – into the Road and Bridge Materials Fund, it was far from the usually unanimous votes that characterize the court’s decisions.
Of the total money available, $5,181 allocated to purchasing a pressure washer, and all the rest – $294,819 – went to the Road Material Fund.
Three of the commissioners, Pct. 1 John McCarver, Pct. 2 W.A. “Sonny” Baker, and Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest, voted to make the transfer, McCarver and Forrest arguing that they had seen significant decreases in road repair money the past few years and needed to get the funds back into Road and Bridge so they could use the money to make repairs before the fiscal year ends.

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