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heard from many school officials ….

heard from many school officials with concerns that the move will cut school funding. Oelkers noted that the amount of funds received by schools will not change.

Commissioners said the reduction of mills will save county taxpayers about a half million dollars and would save state taxpayers about $77 million.

In other business, commissioners approved spending a total of $181,500 for a body scanner at the Roosevelt County jail. The payment will come from COVID funds generated through overtime by the sheriff’s office and health department.

Commissioners voted against hiring a seasonal temporary employee for the road department.

Receiving pay raises were dispatch center employees Erika Boxer and Tristian Ward, road department employee Cody Sietsema, detention center employee Robert Armstrong and library employee Jessica Kierstead.

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