This comes after the board decided KPB is not an official county department.
Larry Tolbert appeared before the group during Monday’s work session.
He said, as a result of the board’s decision, KPB would incur additional expenses such as insurance and a computer.
Tolbert asked the board to give up to $1,000 during the transitional period to help with these needs.
He also requested that the agreement be changed to reflect a notice of 6 months instead of 30 days if the status changes.
“We want to get things back on the right track,” he said.
Following comments by Sharon Coffman, KPB’s executive director, Marshelle Thaxton, board chair, explained funding.
He said money put into KPB is part of Polk’s contract with Waste Industries, which annually donates $10,000 for environmental education such as litter and recycling.
“We don’t have plans to change the way this money is budgeted,” he said. “However, we can’t guarantee the funds or commit future boards to our action.”
Thaxton congratulated Coffman on the wonderful job that KPB volunteers are doing and emphasized that the county board is not trying to kick anyone into the ditch.
“We are not abandoning you,” he said.
The matter was referred to Manager Clinton Lester, who is to work with KPB to resolve issues about an agreement.