Authorization of an inter-local agreement between the county and the Barton-Lexa School District to assign a Phillips County Sheriff's deputy as a resource officer to the school was among three ordinances approved by JPs at the Sept. 12 meeting of the quorum court.

Authorization of an inter-local agreement between the county and the Barton-Lexa School District to assign a Phillips County Sheriff's deputy as a resource officer to the school was among three ordinances approved by JPs at the Sept. 12 meeting of the quorum court.

The other two ordinances dealt with officially designating the sheriff as the primary official responsible for collecting court fines and the authorization to purchase food to feed state prisoners doing work in Phillips County.

The ordinance permitting the assignment of a deputy to the Barton School campus gives the county judge the authority to enter the agreement. The ordinance also permits the quorum court to approve and pay the deputy's salary and benefits in accordance with the agreement. Reimbursement will be provided by the school district according to the terms of the agreement.

Arkansas state statutes require the quorum court to designate a primary official to be responsible for collecting fines and court costs assessed in circuit and district courts. The ordinance passed Tuesday names the sheriff as the primary collector.

Justices also approved an ordinance allowing the county to buy food from J.W. Hall Grocery for the purpose of feeding prisoners working in the county.

The ordinance states, “If such purchases are made, the county judge shall file an affidavit with a copy of the voucher and related documents with the County Clerk as required by law.”