Cleveland County Board OKs Funds-Transfer To Support Jail - - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


Cleveland County Board OKs Funds-Transfer To Support Jail

Posted: Updated:
[File Photo] [File Photo]

The Cleveland County Budget Board has approved a transfer of money so the county can make payroll for jail employees next month.

The board voted Tuesday to transfer $350,000 from the sheriff's office operational budget into the jail operations budget. County Sheriff Joe Lester had requested the funding for the jail, saying it would be unable to meet its payroll obligations for April without additional money.

The move will still need approval from the Cleveland County Excise Board.

The budget board also recommended that Lester cancel any blanket purchase orders for the rest of the fiscal year. Lester has said that the county's jail was not fully funded for the current fiscal year, and that more money was needed to keep it operational.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.