Monticello council trims law enforcement contract hours

Monticello council members decided Monday night to trim four hours per day from the city’s law enforcement contract with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Mayor Clint Herbst joined Councilmembers Glen Posusta, Lloyd Hilgart and Tom Perrault for the decrease and Councilmember Brian Stumpf voted against the move. The current 2012–2013 law enforcement contract with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office expires on Dec 31, 2013.

According to Finance Director Wayne Oberg, under the new contract, the hourly rate for law enforcement services for calendar year 2014 was proposed at $62.50 per hour, $2 or 3.3 percent higher than 2013.
The 2015 rate increase was proposed at  $64.50, $2 or 3.2 percent higher than 2014. The new rates were approved by the Wright County Board in June, Oberg stated in a memo to council.

See this week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for the complete story.

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