Just two days following the official swearing in ceremony of county officials, members of the Phillips County Quorum Court and newly-elected County Judge Clark Hall met for an informal organizational meeting.

Most of the items on the January agenda dealt primarily with minor budgeting and scheduling items. However, the county legislators learned that they would have to deal with filling two vacant offices at the February session.

Just two days following the official swearing in ceremony of county officials, members of the Phillips County Quorum Court and newly-elected County Judge Clark Hall met for an informal organizational meeting.

Most of the items on the January agenda dealt primarily with minor budgeting and scheduling items. However, the county legislators learned that they would have to deal with filling two vacant offices at the February session.

The first of two resolutions will declare a vacancy for the District 2 Justice of the Peace seat on the quorum court. Gloria Robinson was elected to the post in the November general election but died following the election.

The other resolution deals with a vacancy in the office of county treasurer. Connie Smith, the incumbent, has announced that she will resign the position effective Jan. 31.

At the Jan. 3 session, JPs passed an ordinance requiring each county office to be opened to the public Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The exceptions being designated holidays and any other day the offices are specially ordered closed by the county judge.

The JPs also passed an ordinance establishing the official meeting time of the Phillips County Quorum Court as 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the courthouse.

In other business, the JPs approved two appropriation ordinances revising the county's annual operating budget.

The quorum court will meet again on Feb. 14.