Sheriff responds to Berka
Aug 08, 2013 | 1460 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Upshur County Sheriff Anthony Betterton responded Monday to a statement by Pct. 3 Comm. Frank Berka about invoices for jail food.

Berka, quoted in the Saturday edition of The Gilmer Mirror, he abstained on voting on a matter related to the county jail’s food service contract because he believes the county’s contract with its jail food vendor provides for the county to get a 35.5 percent commission, and that he saw two tickets on which only 33 percent had been paid.

He said he forwarded the information to Sheriff Anthony Betterton.

“If he had paid close attention, he would have seen that the 35.5 percent is in a contract that has not been signed yet” and therefore is not in force yet, Betterton said. “Under the current contract, the jail is to receive 33 percent commission, as shown on the tickets.”

Betterton said that “it was another example of commissioners trying to run” things that are under the sheriff’s supervision.

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August 08, 2013
And the commissioner looks like he's a trouble maker and don't know how run his own office. Voters pay attention to all this crap for you will hear it all again at next election season.
August 09, 2013
1st, get all the facts before forming an opinion.

2nd, it was commissary supplies, not jail food.

3rd, the information was given to the court.

4th, I emailed the info to the Sheriff for his review. Had he responded at that time, this would not be an issue. Had you called me,you would have not made the oft-handed statement you made.
Billy Gillam
August 08, 2013