Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Gregg County commissioners agreed Monday to Sheriff Maxey Cerliano’s request to shift a jailer position to a supervisory role to ease compliance with grant eligibility regulations.
“This is affecting every grant that’s available from the state ... and even non-profits,” Cerliano told the court, which added $6,000 to the position’s $30,000 salary. The change required moving $2,000 already within Cerliano’s budget to bump pay sufficiently.
The action will allow the new supervisor to take on tasks currently performed by the jail sergeant; so the sergeant will have sufficient time to maintain a state-mandated record on inmates moving through the criminal justice system.
A benchmark level of record keeping is required to keep state and federal grants flowing here for Homeland Security, juvenile probation, health services and other operations.
“This will relieve him of some supervisory (duties) to keep us in compliance,” Cerliano said.
Commissioners on Monday also bought $89,300 in chip seal for the Precinct 3 roads crew.
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