Noting unusual circumstances, the Phillips County Quorum Court approved an ordinance authorizing the county to enter an agreement to buy a pickup truck from a person who was a county employee at the time of the purchase. The ordinance was approved at last Tuesday night's (May 9) regular monthly meeting of the county's legislative body.

Noting unusual circumstances, the Phillips County Quorum Court approved an ordinance authorizing the county to enter an agreement to buy a pickup truck from a person who was a county employee at the time of the purchase. The ordinance was approved at last Tuesday night's (May 9) regular monthly meeting of the county's legislative body.

According to the ordinance, on Dec. 1, 2015 the then county judge bought a 2009 Chevy pickup from John R. Drennan and Janice Wells. At the time of the purchase Wells was a county employ. The truck was bought for $21,500.

The truck was in excellent condition when it was bought and was being offered for sale at a price favorable for the county buy it. The truck was sold because of deaths in the sellers' family.

The ordinance states, “Whereas, the purchase of the vehicle was on such favorable terms was in the best interest of the county.

The truck is now titled to the Phillips County Road Department.