The Marshall County Council approved an additional appropriation of $50,000 for the sheriff’s budget to fulfill a contact with Quality Correctional Care through the rest of the year.
Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin explained to the council members in their May meeting that they signed a contract where the monthly cost to provide medical, dentistry,and pharmaceutical services with the addition of mental health in 2014 is $12,166. In May, there was balance of $41,000 and that wouldn’t cover the contract for the remainder of the year.
The Marshall County Council entertained a request from Sheriff Tom Chamberlin to advertise for an additional appropriation for inmate health care.
In October 2013, the county approved Chamberlin to enter into a contract with Quality Correctional Care and while Chamberlin said the services they have provided are excellent, more money needs to be appropriated for their services.
The Marshall County Commissioners discussed the sheriff’s salary contract for 2014 during their recent meeting.
The salary is approved each year and this year’s proposed salary is $82,215.38, which mirrors last year’s agreed sum.
The commissioners approved the contract and the Marshall County Council took action to approve the contract during their meeting Monday morning.
The Marshall County Commissioners heard a presentation on Quality Correctional Care with representative Lisa Scroggins Monday morning.
Sheriff Tom Chamberlin wanted the commissioners to hear details about what kind of services this company would provide concerning medical care for inmates at the jail.