Commissioners approve mileage reimbursement

Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM.

The vote on the mileage reimbursement passed 3-2, with Commissioners Pate and Todd Abbott voting “No.”

The commissioners also heard from a county residents seeking assistance.

Ronald Small came before the board seeking their assistance in adding his auto repair business and towing service to the state and county official tow truck rotation, so he could be notified when accidents occur in Washington County by the Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol.

“The Highway Patrol commander said there are only three listings allowed for our zone, and one of those companies is from Jackson County,” Small said. “I don’t want to run them off, but I am right here in Washington County and I would like a chance, too.”

Small said his facility and trucks meet the state requirements, and the Highway Patrol would need a request from the Board of County Commissioners to allow them to add him to the rotation.

Similarly, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office uses the Highway Patrol rotation, so Small would have to be added by the state before the county sheriff would being using his service, Small said.

Bush said the board would look into the situation and contact the Highway Patrol commander.

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