At their last meeting the Johnson County Commissioners got a report from Clerk Of District Court Thelma Axberg on the public defender status for the combined offices for District 4 in Sheridan.
She brought a voucher for Johnson County's share, $27,090 which needs to be paid for housing the offices in Sheridan.
The office in Sheridan has had the cost-sharing agreement between Sheridan and Johnson Counties in place since 1998.
Axberg was asked by the commissioners to look more into the agreement to see about possibly reducing costs and better serve needs here in Johnson County.
The commissioners voted to pay the $27,000 but to have Axberg continue looking into the possibility of Johnson County having their own program based in Buffalo in the near future.