In a meeting with enough drama for reality TV, the Marshall County Commission recently had a heated discussion about purchasing procedures.

During its work session, the commission discussed revising the county’s purchasing procedures. Chairman James Hutcheson said he requested for the discussion to be put on the agenda.

According to Hutcheson, the county’s current purchasing procedures were approved in 2012 revised in 2014, and since there are new commissioners, he felt like it would be a good idea to go over them.

Hutcheson said the majority of the procedures should stay the same, but he wants the commissioners to look over the them, discuss it and “clean it up a bit.”

Hutcheson asked county attorney Clint Maze to chime in on the discussion.

“The policy is this commission’s policy,” Maze said. “So, you can modify it any way you want to. But once you have a policy, stick to it.”

District 3 Commissioner David Kelley said he has issues with requesting a purchase order (P.O.) and having it approved by the central accounting and purchasing office at the courthouse.

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