The Crawford County Personnel Committee approved two part-time positions during its meeting Monday.
The first personnel request was for a clerk in the Crawford County Veterans Service Office. In a letter to the Crawford County Quorum Court that was included in the meeting packet, County Judge Dennis Gilstrap asked to give serious consideration to fund the position, which was previously funded as a temporary/part-time position, as a full-time/permanent position. The personnel committee agreed to make it a part-time position.
The committee also approved a new part-time position in the Crawford County Coroner’s Office called the chief deputy coroner. In a letter to the Quorum Court, County Coroner Pam Wells stated the responsibilities and duties of the coroner’s office have increased drastically, as well as the number of deaths to which it responds. Wells also requested the new position be full-time.
Funding for the two positions was approved during the county budget committee meeting that took place that same night. Gilstrap’s letter states the amount necessary to fund the Veterans Service Office clerk position part-time from April through December is $10,037.60 from the county general fund. The budget committee approved appropriating $20,000 from the county general fund for the part-time chief deputy coroner position from April through December.
The Crawford County Quorum Court approved both of positions as part of two separate ordinances to appropriate additional funds and approve additional expenditures to the 2019 budget during a meeting that took place at 7 p.m.