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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 26, 2014

More time needed for victim services

By Linda Wenger | Dec 11, 2012

The Washington County Board of Supervisors completed its agenda for Tuesday morning’s regular meeting in about 40 minutes.
The county attorney’s victim witness coordinator Nancy Love will be allowed to work an extra two hours a week. She has been working for up to 10 hours per week as needed to help victims and their family members understand the process they are going through in the legal proceedings.
The supervisors were told that 10 hours a week is not enough time for some of the cases she has been working on. She receives $10 per hour, half of which is funded by the state and half by the county. The county will pay the additional two hours. The supervisors also learned that Love doesn’t always use the full 10 to 12 hours per week.
The supervisors approved the increase.
Sheriff Jerry Dunbar recommended the board approve an amendment to the CBM Management Services food service contract for the jail. According to Dunbar, the cost of meals, which ranges from $1.49 to $4.55, will decrease by 25 cents per meal because kitchen equipment in the jail has been paid off.
In other business, the board:
• approved a credit card request for the Early Childhood Area coordinator Tasha Beghtol. She will use the credit card to order office supplies, such as computer ink and binders;
• gave permission to the Chamber of Commerce to use the courthouse for Legislative Briefings the third Saturday of the months of January, February and March; and
• approved an extension of a funding agreement for the HACAP/Orchard Hill rehabilitation project.

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