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County board votes to take out loan for court-ordered placements

 


By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — With costs skyrocketing the last few years, the Iron County Board of Supervisors voted 13-1 Tuesday to begin taking out loans to cover the expense of court-ordered placements, a move that will pass at least a portion of the burden to the county’s taxpayers.

The court-ordered placements occur for a variety of reasons, but generally deal with drug and alcohol offenses and can include defendants being sentenced to treatment facilities rather than prison.

Supervisor John Sendra was the lone no vote. Larry Youngs was absent from the mee...



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