Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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February 13, 2013

Court reauthorizes grant to advocacy center

Payment stalled due to procedural glitch

 

The Johnson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to authorize a $15,000 grant payment to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County. Commissioners initially authorized the grant payment as part of the county’s 2012 budget, but the funds were not paid because of a procedural glitch.

Once the commissioners approved the grant, advocacy center officials were required to formally request that the county pay them. That didn’t happen.

Advocacy center Executive Director Tammy King said that because the center is “outside the county agency, we don’t get any written correspondence” regarding the proper procedures to follow in the grant process.

“When we found out we had gotten the grant, I sent out thank-you letters. I didn’t know I had to formally request the payment before the money would be paid to us,” King said. “We’ve now put measures in place to keep this from happening again. Last time, I replied with thank-yous when I should have replied in a different way. I am here today because I just want to go through the proper procedures.”

King called the oversight her fault, adding that, “The advocacy center is not upset at all with anyone at the county. We are very appreciative of what the county does for us. We just didn’t have anything in writing before explaining to us what we needed to do.”

Calling the situation “just an oversight,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Rick Bailey made the motion to re-authorize the $15,000 grant payment. The vote to do so was unanimous, with Precinct 4 Commissioner Don Beeson abstaining because his wife is on the advocacy center board.

In other business, commissioners:

Approved Harmon’s appointment of Al Archer Jr. of Cleburne to the Johnson County Economic Development Commission Board.

Approved Precinct 1 Constable Mickey R. Kimbrow’s request to hire a reserve deputy constable. 

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