Amount set for Wilkes County Sheriff's Office to cover Washington

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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, Ga. (WRDW) -- A 3-2 vote will pay the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office $516,000 a year to run operations for the Washington Police Department, Washington Councilman Marion Tutt said.

Initially, Washington planned to give Sheriff's Office $400,000 making the amount more than $100,000 than estimated.

On July 17, Washington City Council voted 4-3 to disband the police department. Washington Mayor Ames Barnett broke the 3-3 tie.

Employees at the Police Department are getting four weeks pay for severance.

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