By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

The Guthrie County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on March 5. The supervisors met with Health Director Jotham Arber to discuss details of the budgetary numbers he has proposed. The supervisors also met with Sheriff Marty Arganbright and Jesse Swensen to get discuss the Sheriff’s department budget.

When asked about overtime, Sheriff Arganbright pointed out that in the upcoming fiscal year, he expects overtime to be somewhat lower because the River Ruckus will not be in the county this year due to the venue being changed. He told of his ongoing efforts to control overtime.

“We try to work with using comp time, but then when you do that, you end up with people gone, and then you have to hire part-time. It’s a vicious cycle,” said Arganbright.

The supervisors considered a request for a temporary closure of White Pole Road on April 20 for the Bonnie and Clyde Fun Run from Dexter to Stuart. This is the fourth year of the event, which includes a 5-mile run on White Pole Road. This year, the event will also include a bike ride on White Pole Road. Sheriff Arganbright pointed out that, in previous years, law enforcement officers helped to control traffic, but the road was not actually closed during the event. After discussion, the supervisors voted to approve the event as in previous years with no official road closure. 

Item No. 5 on the agenda was to appoint a representative to the Enterprise Zone Board. Brenda Dudley was appointed.

The next meetings of the supervisors will be a budgetary work session on Thursday, March 7 and a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12. The public is welcome. Attendees may participate in person or by calling 323-792-6123 and inputting conference ID 547029216#.