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Davison County to continue discussion on 2018 annual jail report

New year, same budget woes at the Davison County Jail. Overtime and part-time expenses continued to rocket through the annual 2018 jail budget, which is determined by the county commissioners. Jail budgets will be discussed during the regular mee...

Davison County North Offices. (Republic file photo)
Davison County North Offices. (Republic file photo)

New year, same budget woes at the Davison County Jail.

Overtime and part-time expenses continued to rocket through the annual 2018 jail budget, which is determined by the county commissioners. Jail budgets will be discussed during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

According to the latest jail report, the county spent $55,958.10 in 2018 for overtime compared to a $35,000 budget and, $144,517.49 for part-time employees compared to a $102,783.28 budget.

The Davison County Public Safety Building and Jail currently has 22 full-time employees, which includes administrative staff and 16 part-time employees.

Part-time employees at the jail generally cover the 24/7 desk, work as corrections officers at the jail or are appointed for inmate transports.

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Determining the need of personnel for inmate transportations has been the greatest challenge for the administration, since transport requests are hard to predict and usually occur on weekends or after hours, said Jail Administrator Don Radel.

The Davison County Commission will meet at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the North Offices Building on 1420 N. Main St. in Mitchell.

 

The meeting's agenda includes:

• 9 a.m.: Call meeting to order, recite Pledge of Allegiance, approve meeting minutes, hear citizens input and board reports.

• 9:15 a.m.: Hear presentation of Attorney Dava Wantoch followed by a discussion of the counties public defender contract.

• 9:30 a.m.: Hear Treasurer David Beintema on reclassification and probationary wage increase.

• 9:45 a.m.: Hear Register of Deeds Debra Young on a reclassification of an employee and new hire.

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• 10 a.m.: Hear Sheriff Steve Brink on new hires

• 10:15 a.m.: Hear Corrections Administrator Don Radel and continue 2018 jail review.

• 10:45 a.m.: Hear Veterans Service Officer Craig Bennett and continue discussion on the Veterans Service Office update.

• 11:15 a.m.: Set date and time for the supplemental budget hearing.

• 11:20 a.m.: Consider miscellaneous motions brought to the board, approve bills and timesheets.

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