Commissioners set deadline for fire department to pay back grant funds

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The Ozona Volunteer Fire Department has been ordered to pay back money to the county.

During Monday’s Crockett County Commissioners’ Court meeting, County Attorney Jody Upham said the department owes the county $5,250 from 2017.

The money is from a Texas A&M Forest Service Grant the department received to reimburse the county for training expenses.

The commissioners approved a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday for the money to be paid back.

On Tuesday, The Ozona Stockman was informed by fire department officials that the money had been paid to the Crockett County Auditor’s Office.

“The fire department has known about it for a while. It has gotten to a point where we need to get it paid back now,” Upham said. “If the commissioners put a deadline on it, it may move a little faster.”



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