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9:08 AM Mon, Dec. 10th

Constable to ask Board for additional funds

KINGMAN - Cerbat Constable Jean Bishop will once again petition the Mohave County Board of Supervisors on Monday for additional funding to cover travel expenses.

Last month, Bishop told the Board that she has petitioned the county for additional funding nearly every year since the office's travel expense budget was cut in 2008. Each time, County Finance Director John Timko has told her to move money from other funds to cover her travel expenses. Bishop has had to petition the Board for additional money because she has transferred and used all the funds she could.

She pointed out that she has one of the largest constable districts in the county, which requires a lot of driving in order to complete her statutory duties and fees charged by her office don't cover the extra expense.

The last two times Bishop has brought the issue before the Board, its members have declined to do anything about it.

The Board will also:

• Hold a public hearing to discuss applying for Community Development Block Grants for the county's Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Program and Owner Occupied Minor Repair Program.

• Discuss increasing the juvenile detention per diem fee from $234 to $237 per day starting July 1.

• Approve an agreement to give the city of Kingman $509,893 for flood control improvement projects such as construction of a box culvert for the new sewage treatment plant, curbs to control drainage on Airfield and Western avenues, acquire rights of way and put down pavement to control drainage on Detroit Avenue, acquire rights of way for a new drainage channel near Railroad, Bull Mountain and repairs to drainage channel south of Airway Avenue.

• Approve the renewal of a zoning use permit for For the Luv of Paws animal sanctuary.

• Approve an extension of time for a rezone for Grand Canyon Ranch Resort. The resort is located five miles east of Pierce Ferry Road off of Diamond Bar Road.

• Approve a petition of exception for the county's RV park near Hualapai Mountain Park.

The Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.