Quorum court reverses decision on meeting time

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Carroll County Quorum Court reversed itself on Monday, Jan. 25, voting unanimously to return its regular meetings to 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

On Jan 4, the court had voted to hold regular meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Monday, after prosecuting attorney Tony Rogers asked justices of the peace to consider meeting on another day to avoid a potential scheduling conflict with criminal court proceedings that are held each Monday.

Rogers or one of his deputies typically attends the month quorum court meetings to provide legal advice as needed by the county’s governing body.

After a brief discussion at the Jan. 25 meeting, JPs agreed to go back to the 5 p.m. meeting time, which had been in place for several years.

In other business, JPs unanimously approved a supplemental appropriation ordinance earmarking funds to purchase a laptop computer for circuit clerk Marilyn Ferrier.

During the portion of the meeting reserved for public comments, county resident Mark Blossom told JPs he is interested in filling the District 4 quorum court seat previously held by Marty Johnson.

District 10 JP Larry Swofford said during JPs’ comments that Blossom should contact Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office to express his interest in the District 4 seat. Hutchinson will appoint someone to fill the seat.

Because the third Monday in February is Presidents Day, the quorum court’s next regular meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Southern Heights Baptist Church, 279 Highway 221 South in Berryville.

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