In April 15 Issue
Monday's public meetings were in the basement of the courthouse, and began in a cramped jury room as the Property Development Board continued to oversee construction of the county's new judicial center.
Discussion continued, but was not resolved of the the wood and stain to be used in the courtrooms and the time of next month's meeting was changed to noon. That was done at the request of the Administrative Office of the Courts, which is paying for the construction, because their representatives across the commonwealth are accumulating too much comp-time due to late evening meetings. The change is on a trial basis to make sure the members of the board will be able to adjust their schedules to meet at noon.
Over $300,000 in payments to contractors, suppliers and the management firm were approved at the meting.
An hour later the Fiscal Court began meeting in the district courtroom, and the magistrates approved the single bids in each category for road materials in the coming year. Gaddie Shamrock was the sole bidder on most of the road building materials. Mike Selby's Selby Asphalt Repair was the sole bidder for pothole patching, and each was given the nod as the county's supplier as they have been for some years. One of the other bidders, C and R, was approved as the provider for culverts, fencing and other materials, they were also the only bidders on those materials.
The court approved providing a $2,500 donation to help fund the off-shore boat races, which return to the lake in June this year. The donation was the same as that provided in 2009, the first year of the event. It will be run from the upper end of the lake this year, but organizers say it will return to this end next year. Magistrates Steve Bledsoe and Greg Popplewell voted in opposition to the donation.
Also approved was a donation to the After Prom and Project Graduation events, Bledsoe voted in oposition to the donation.
A budget change to the present fiscal year was approved, as kathy Tupman told the court that $384,000 more was received by the county in fees and other income than had been budgeted for.
The court also voted to approve $10,000 for the ambulance service to meet the local matching funds requirement on grants. The grants and matching funds will be used to purchase new heart monitoring equipment for 4 of the ambulances, as well as "other equipment."
The first reading of an ordinance replacing the county's flood control ordinance was approved. H.M. Bottom told the court that the changes were sent down from Frankfort, and included making the local coordinator the person to issue permits, not the county judge's office and the new ordinance specified the fine for non-compliance as $100 or 30 days in jail.
County Judge-Executive Mickey Garner voted in opposition to the change.
The commonwealth's road expenditure for the county was presented by Jeff Dick, who said that $459,000 would be available.
He proposed finishing the work on Ky-619 as well as work on Ky-3281 and Ky-910 as well as some unspecified funds for work on county roads which were not named.
That was approved, as was adding Flanagan Road on Bernard Ridge to the county's road system.