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Sebastian County, Arkansas

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Sebastian County is one of 75 counties in Arkansas. Greenwood is the county seat. Geographically, it is the smallest county in the state.[1] The 2010 population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, was 125,744.[2]

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Main article: Evaluation of Arkansas county websites

Last rated on June 25, 2012.

The good

  • Quorum court members are listed.[3]
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are posted.[4]
  • Names and contact details are posted for administrative officials.[5]
  • Quorum court meeting schedule is posted.[3]
  • Taxes can be paid online.[6]

The bad

  • Contact details are not provided for Quorum Court members.
  • Current contracts are not posted.
  • Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
  • There is no information on the budget, building permits and zoning, audits, public records, or taxes.

Budget

The County budget is not available online.

Public employees

Elected Officials

The County Judge serves as the chief executive officer in Arkansas county government. The Quorum Court is composed of Justices of the Peace and serves as the legislative body of county government. It consists of 13 members. Officials meet at least monthly. Powers of the quorum court include, but tare not limited to, levying taxes, appropriating public funds, fixing compensation for public employees, and filling vacancies in elected county offices.[3]

Name Title District
David Hudson County Judge -
Johnny Hobbs Justice of the Peace 1
Phil Hicks Justice of the Peace 2
Shawn Looper Justice of the Peace 3
Tony Crockett Justice of the Peace 4
Shawn Weidman Justice of the Peace 5
Leo Faulkner Justice of the Peace 6
James Perry Justice of the Peace 7
Donald Carter Justice of the Peace 8
Lisa Sellers Justice of the Peace 9
Dickie Robertson Justice of the Peace 10
Linda Murry Justice of the Peace 11
Bob Schwartz Justice of the Peace 12
Ray Stewart Justice of the Peace 13

Administrative officials

An administrative directory can be found here.[5] Key administrative officials include:[5]

Name Position
Becky Yandell Assessor
Judith Miller Treasurer/Collector
Sharon Brooks County Clerk
Bill Hollenbeck Sheriff
Leslie Harris Technology Services Coordinator

Salaries

Employee salaries are not available.

Pensions

Benefits details are not available.

Lobbying

The County does not provide information on taxpayer funded lobbying.

Transparency & public records

Information is not available on how to file a public records request. Sunshine Review provides details on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and Arkansas FOIA Procedures.

Taxes

Tax details are not available on the County's website. Budget documents including revenue totals are not posted.

External links

References

  1. Homepage
  2. Sebastian County Quick Facts, U.S. Census Bureau
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Quorum Court
  4. Agendas and Minutes
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Contact
  6. Tax Collector