Paulding County Sheriff Dave Harrow is suing the commissioners for additional funding for his office's 2010 budget.
said W. Prentice Snow, attorney for Harrow
"The sheriff is being harmed by not being provided (funds to perform) his
needs sufficient supplies ... to do his
job and he
doesn't have the money to do that."
Theis also pointed out the possible consequences for future budgetary processes if Harrow
wins the case.
"(Commissioner Tony) Burkley called me on my cell," Harrow said.
Commissioner Edward Straley said during his testimony that Harrow can transfer money as needed.
had not come before commissioners yet to discuss a transfer, but it was needed.
added that he
has also asked commissioners for a equipment line item for the lease/purchase of vehicles.
The commissioners have approved it but told him to wait and see if funding was available.
Snow argued that the fact that Harrow
can ask for more money or a transfer doesn't mean he's
going to get that.
However, it was pointed out that any request made by the sheriff in the past for a transfer has been accepted.
Theis also pointed out that the commissioners agreed to remove several items from the sheriff's budget and pay for them.
These include lawn mowing, janitorial supplies as well as electrical and plumbing issues.
said in cross examination that his
budget has not been reduced to reflect those transfers.
had to make several changes to his
office because of the budget restraints.
Theis also stated that Harrow
has not been submitting his
monthly reports to commissioners since November.