Cannon County Budget Committee met Thursday, May 20. Present were Mark Barker and Bill Jennings, Greg Mitchell was absent and Mike Gannon came in late.
Penny Daniels, Cannon County Veterans, with stated that presently hearse Larry stated that she worked twenty hours a week but she works more than that. She stated in March, 2009 to 2,010 she worked up on average of 92 hours per month. she helps veterans with pensions and helps them obtain veterans benefits. she stated there were 300 Natick six visits between march 2009 and February, 2010. She stated she up against quarterly meetings to Nashville to continue her accreditation, and prepares veterans news releases for the Cannon Courier. she stated that there is a lot off back paid that she has dealt veterans receive and there were up 1,100 veterans in Cannon County. and her budget, she asked for increase travel in postage but stated that the even though that she did not ask for a salary increase and with that if the others received three percent she would also take it. She received accreditation this past year And ordered the better prepared to help the veterans.
SAVE Thought was represented by Lisa Baird. she said once that they received a victim it is for the long haul A which are often included education, 24 hour crisis line, clothing, food, doctors, food, and shelter and other things as needed. To date, SAVE a served 317 total, which consisted of 130 women, while hundred and 54 children, 23 males, 10 seniors. she stated that 80 percent off their referral scaring from the Sheriff’s office. Today also stated that by law the county is mandated to provide orders of protection in the circuit court clerk’s office, but at this time it is done through SAVE, whic is bette for the victim. bruises and cuts albeit times are difficult sometimes to deal with and SAVE is a fast track through the system getting the victims help quicker. she stated it was not fair to take and disrupt the victims thoughts when it is above perpetrator who did it. She presented a letter from judge Corlew praising the program, stated it is rowing will anchor mending them for working with victims. Baird stated they had presently received $137,000 in a 2 year legal assistance grant, which would partially Find her salary and the help the program obtained to attorneys on retainer for two years. I $49,890.00 shelter grant, would help to rent a facility, utilities, pay to part time or one full time staff members to be at the shelter at all times. She was asking for $10,000 which woul dbe $5,000 insurance on the shelter, $1,000 license fee, $1,000 office supplies, $1500 printer ink copier fax, $1500 for laundry detergent and supplies.
UT Extension Service was represented by Bruce Steelman, Heath Nokes, Carla Bush, Erin Nichols And they had only ask for a three