Crawford County News
Crawford County commissioners considered the county’s University of Missouri Extension Office budget at their meeting on December 17. Pat Snodgrass, program director for the office, made an appeal for an additional $5,000 over last year’s allotted budget, citing the desire to give a pay increase to a secretary and concerns about recent years’ cuts to their budget, as the necessity for the increase. For 2013, the office received around $47,000, and the request for 2014 is close to $52,000.
Deputy coroner won't get back pay
Darren Dake, Crawford County Deputy Coroner, came to the December 17 county commission meeting to once again air his grievances against the county for concerns with his salary. The latest problem arose when Coroner Paul Hutson discovered that his budget had included a raise for Dake for the past two years, but had not been paid because Hutson had not followed county procedure in directing the payroll department to change Dake’s salary.