A change to the county’s policy regarding travel expenses for county employees was presented to members of the Clark County Quorum Court Monday night.

A change to the county’s policy regarding travel expenses for county employees was presented to members of the Clark County Quorum Court Monday night.
According to Clark County Assessor Jamie Hammond, the policy previously stated that the county would pay mileage for any authorized business conducted outside of the county if personal vehicles are used.
Hammond wanted to change the policy to include mileage for authorized business conducted inside of Clark County.
“We are approaching our down time. I would like to send out two employees to canvass the county and possibly pick up new and closed businesses,” said Hammond, who added she would also like to visit businesses that are not turning in a decent rendition annually.
“I think this will be an affective and cost-efficient way to increase revenue for our schools. I have estimated it will be less than 250 miles,” said Hammond.
According to Hammond, the county currently pays $.42 a mile. She estimates it will be approximately $104 in reimbursement.
“The money is in the budget; I just can’t use it the way it is for right now,” Hammond said.
Clark County Judge Troy Tucker said it would be rare for employees to use their vehicles for work within the county.
According to Tucker, the measure did not require action Monday night. An ordinance with an amended section pertaining to travel compensation within the county is expected to be drafted and presented to the Quorum Court’s Personnel Committee for discussion at a later date.
Other items addressed:
• Tucker reported he had received approval from the State Highway Commission to name the new Ouachita River Bridge the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The county submitted a resolution to the Highway Department to request the name of the bridge.
“The Highway Department did meet on that. They have authorized us to name it the Veterans Memorial Bridge,” said Tucker.
According to Tucker, the signs have been ordered. An unveiling and dedication will be scheduled for a later date.
• Tucker noted that Clark County received a safety award from the Association of Arkansas Counties.