The Faulkner County Finance and Administration Committee will consider a purchase of several lots from a justice of the peace when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Faulkner County Courthouse.
The consideration would allow the county to purchase four lots on Faulkner Street across from the county judge’s building from JP Charles Prince, who is the sole owner of the properties. The committee will decide whether the purchase will be considered "unusual circumstances" and in the "best interest of the county."
According to proposed Ordinance 12-20, "the quorum court recognizes the need for expansion in order to provide ad
equate accommodations for county occupants while being good stewards of county moneys, and the purchase of real property which is adjacent to the courthouse complex promotes the long term goals of the county."
If the committee approved the ordinance, it will be sent to the quorum court for approval.
The committee will also consider a proposed ordinance that would establish an orderly system for utility requirements and plat mapping requirements involving 9-1-1 property addressing for the county. In addition, the committee will look at several transfers of funds within several county departments.
Following the Finance and Administration Committee meeting, the Courts and Public Safety Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of animal control in the county.