County can’t pay for Thielke fire out of sheriff’s budget

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By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Swift County’s Board of Commissioners can’t take funds from the sheriff’s budget to pay for a fire call bill due the City of Appleton. That is the opinion of Swift County Attorney Danielle Olson.

 “As you are aware that the sheriff issued a statement on the funds being taken out of his account and I issued what I would consider a legal opinion on that. The payment can’t come out of the sheriff’s fund without his approval,” Olson told commissioners at their meeting Dec. 31.

Based on state law governing county operations, Olson recommended that the county put the funds back into the sheriff’s budget. “The funds were taken out of his budget without his authority and without even discussing it with him, she said...

 

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