In July 2 Issue
The Russell County Fiscal Court voted to approve a $205,000 advance on the pending $5 million bond for jail construction to address bills presently accruing for work being done on the project.
There was no discussion on the vote and it was unanimous.
That jail plan, which was recently estimated at around 83 beds, will go for Department of Criminal Justice's (DoCJ) review on the 21st of July, and the vote to approve the bond issue for construction will be July 13, after an 11:30 a.m. public hearing.
The architect for the project, Eric Chambers of Brandstetter Carroll, showed the court the most recent changes to accommodate DoCJ requirements, including an additional day room and recreation area.
He added that the City of Russell Springs had saved the county considerable expense by agreeing to pay for a sewage lift station for the project and installing water and sewer lines all the way to the proposed building.
The court also approved a $2,500 donation to a PRIDE school program, and $100,000 was transferred from the general fund into the road fund.
From that transfer, along with residual money in the road department account each magistrate was to have $600 per mile to spend on what ever road projects they deemed most pressing.
The court also approved purchasing a 4-foot by 6-foot sign to be placed at the Casey County line Commemorating Makenna Meeks' Little Miss Kentucky win this year.
There was no discussion of the cost of the sign, which had been proposed by the girl's proud parents.
Also approved was disbursement of part of the grant money awarded to BRUSS North America previously by the state for their expansion project. Magistrates were told the $400,000 was for the purchase of equipment.