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

By  | 

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.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus