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Taxpayers fund $37,800 in fuel costs, SUVs for Dept. of Development, other agencies

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The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE – Ellis County taxpayers fund numerous sport utility vehicles and full-size pickups for the Department of Development, the county/district attorneys office and the adult probation department.

One owner of a septic system supplier who does business with the Department of Development asked why the county needs SUVs to "carry around a clipboard."

The list of the projected fuel costs for three county departments was released by the county auditor’s office, as well as county budget information from the courthouse.

Department of Development Fuel Costs: $14,000

2006 Ford F150

1995 Jeep Cherokee

2005 Ford F150

2005 Ford F150

2005 Ford F150

2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2006 Ford Ranger

District Attorney Fuel Costs: $6,000

1997 Ford Taurus

2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Ford Taurus

1999 Ford Taurus

Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) Fuel Costs: $17,800

2002 Ford Crown Victoria

2002 Ford Crown Victoria

2003 Ford E150 Cargo Van

2006 Jeep Liberty

2006 Jeep Liberty

2007 Chevrolet Alv PK

2008 Chevrolet Alv PK

* Fuel costs are projections for the 2008/2009 fiscal year and could be increased later in the budget cycle

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