Two matron positions will be added to the staff at the Crawford County Justice Center later this year. 

The Crawford County Personnel Committee was asked to fund three new matron positions for the center at a Monday meeting. County Judge Dennis Gilstrap said the request for the positions came from Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. 

Gilstrap said the committee voted to approve only two of the requested positions. 

"One of the justices had a question, wanted to make sure that there was funding to fund other things that might need funding down the road ... ,” Gilstrap said. 

An attachment to the personnel committee meeting agenda states the new staff members will begin employment no earlier than June 1. The amount needed to fund both positions from June 1 to the end of 2017 totals more than $48,000, according to the figures printed in the attachment. 

Funding for the two positions was approved during the Crawford County Budget Committee meeting that followed. An ordinance to appropriate additional funds and approve additional expenditures to the 2017 Crawford County budget for the positions was approved in the full Quorum Court meeting that followed.

"... When it got into the regular Quorum Court meeting, it was agreed that ... the Quorum Court would approve the two positions, and in July, (the sheriff) would come back if he was still needing to add an extra position ... that would actually start in August," Gilstrap said.