Fuel prices hit Rock County Sheriff’s Office
A quarter million dollars won't be enough to fuel Rock County Sheriff's Office squad cars in 2011. Sheriff Bob Spoden is asking county officials for an extra 72-thousand dollars because of a fuel budgeting shortfall. Kyle Geissler reports.
Higher than expected gas prices are leaving the Rock County Sheriff's Office short on its fuel budget.
Sheriff Bob Spoden is asking county officials for an extra $72,000. The sheriff's department budgeted $250,000 for fuel in 2011. He's budgeting about $300,000 for fuel next year.
Spoden says they've not been putting on more miles than expected.
The sheriff's department needs to fuel patrol squads, command vehicles, transport vans, boats, snowmobiles, and a bus.
Two county committees take up the fuel request this week and the county board will take up the request at a future meeting.