Clay County Commissioners approved a request by Justice of the Peace Jim Humphrey on Monday to apply for a juvenile justice grant that, if awarded, would partially fund the position of juvenile justice case manager.
The J.P.’s office will ask for $14,000. Jim Weaver serves as juvenile justice case manager, a position that is not limited to school truancy. Weaver also handles court orders for criminal offenses that take place off campus, such as minor in possession.
The justice of the peace draws a fee on criminal cases involving a juvenile to fund the position. The grant, funded by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, is distributed by the NorTex Regional Planning Commission and is designed to assist local government will developing juvenile justice programs.
Commissioners also approved a request by County Treasurer Debra Alexander to advertise for bank depository bids. The county is required accept bids from banks every four years. Bids will be opened during a regular meeting of the commissioners Monday, March 11.
Clay County will remain without a burn ban in place after commissioners took no action.