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Wilson County Commission voted unanimously to approve four resolutions transferring funds from one line item to another and making an additional appropriation in another fund.

County commission met Monday night in regular session.

Commissioners approved by a 25-0 vote Resolution 10-1-3 a line item transfer for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department of $24,030 from the gasoline account to other salaries and wages to take care of overtime pay.

Resolution 10-1-4 was approved 25-0 to reflect funds for a grant received by the Sheriff’s Department. The total is $49,680 and includes $45,930 to purchase digital in-car video cameras and $3,750 for the purchase of advertising. The entire grant is for DUI Enforcement and is the second year of a four-year grant.

Commissioners also nodded unanimously Resolution 10-1-5 to make an additional appropriation to the Litigation Tax Fund of $3,500 from the courtroom security account to cover the cost of repairing magnetrometers.

Commission also approved by vote of 25-0 Resolution 10-1-6 to transfer $3,300 into line items in a grant fund category to provide for administration costs with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy grant.

In other business, commission also heard from county Finance Director Ron Gilbert concerning the termination on Monday of Pamela Franklin, an employee in his office who at one point sued the county for sexual harassment and was awarded $83,000 in 2008.

After questions from District 2 Commissioner Chris Sorey regarding the termination, Gilbert said it was for job-related matters and declined to say any more regarding the specific issues.

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