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COUNTY
JUDGE

WOODY WHEELESS

100 Court Square, Marion, AR 72364

Email: judgewheeless@crittco.com
Tel:  (870) 739-3200

Fax: (870) 739-3072

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WHAT DOES THE COUNTY JUDGE DO?

 

The Crittenden County Judge is the chief executive officer for the county government. The judge:

  • Authorizes and approves the disbursement of all appropriated county funds

  • Operates the system of county roads

  • Administers ordinances enacted by the quorum court

  • Has custody of county property

  • Accepts grants from federal, state, public, and private sources

  • Hires county employees except those employed by other elected officials of the county

  • Presides over the quorum court without a vote, but with the power of veto

  • Responsible for creating an annual budget for quorum court approval

  • Negotiates quotes annually for employee healthcare

  • Oversee's Office of Emergency Management

  • Only person who can authorize payment for claims

  • The office of Veteran's Affairs falls within the office of the County Judge

  • In the event of a county emergency, the County Judge can declare a State of Emergency

  • The County Judge issues burn bans throughout the county when necessary

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