BOCC OKs $5,000 to help with burials |

BOCC OKs $5,000 to help with burials

County Commissioners Tuesday approved $5,000 from the 2004-05 budget to help the corner’s office and the Department of Social Services fund burial costs for unidentified persons. The Department of Social Services searches for living family for a month before deciding whether to fund the burial.Several families of identified persons can’t afford to bury family members.Currently the Department of Social Services has a $1,500 burial budget used for public assistant recipients, who must meet guidelines to be eligible.The new budget allows the Department of Social Services to help more public assistance recipients with burial costs.In other action, commissioners: • Will continue the county fire ban until Aug. 2 when the ban will be reviewed.• Approved installation of new package hybrid power station at the Hogback Transmitter Site, county road 237. The hybrid station is replacing a failing electric power line and will be completed by the end of next month. The power station cost $34,740.• Approved Qwest proposal to install two buried phone cables on County Road 319. Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext.

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