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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Clerk of Court’s Office to return $1 million in excess funding

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Dec. 21, 2018) – Clark County Clerk of Courts Melissa Tuttle will return $1 million in excess funding to the Board of Clark County Commissioners to help fund the 9-1-1 dispatch center project.

Tuttle’s office will provide $600,000 to the county’s general fund immediately and has committed to provide another $400,000 by the middle of next year.

“Melissa is to be commended,” said Commissioner Rick Lohnes. “She’s a team player. She understands we have a need in our general fund. It’s very generous on her part to help out with the project.”

The current balance of the Certificate of Title Administration Fund is about $1.9 million. The Clerk’s Office has saved about $635,000 since Tuttle took office in January of 2017 by eliminating several unnecessary expenses. The Title office has also increased efforts as a Passport Acceptance Agency. A portion of the remaining fund balance will be used to make further changes to the clerk’s office, including training and wage adjustments, she said.

"We understand that the public has a choice on where they get their title work and passports and I want the public to know that in Clark County we care and want to do what is best for the community, which includes saving the tax payers money by declaring this excess,” Tuttle said.  "It is very rewarding to declare this excess and I am excited to be helping with the costs of the 9-1-1 dispatch center."

 A resolution is expected to be approved at the Dec. 27 meeting.

The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center is scheduled to begin construction in 2019 and is expected to open by the end of 2020. The county is in the process of hiring an architect to design the facility at a site to be determined.

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Media contact:

Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031
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