The agenda was completely full at yesterday's Edmonson County Fiscal Court, some of it we have already reported. The first being that Hellervik Oilfield Technologies is progressing toward the purchase and management of the Rocky Hill Gas Plant, and the monthly Sheriff's report for March.
Judge Wil Cannon also reported that the county is currently paying $275/mo in rent for 400sq ft of the former Webb-Co Bldg (next to the Community Center) only to store food bank items. The owner, Timmy Vincent, offered to sell the entire building to the county for the amount of $103,000. Various members of the court agreed that if the purchase price was fair, the building could be a benefit to the county in the long run, however, most all the court agreed that the $103K price was significantly too high.
Judge Cannon discussed various offers and what the payment would be over different time periods. The court discussed a number of reasons that owning the building would be good for the county government, such as more office space, storage, the location of the building, and the possibility of a monthly payment not being a great deal higher than the rent that's currently being paid.
Cannon also discussed that if the current asking price was set in stone, then purchasing the building would become very difficult and wouldn't be feasible. The court agreed to further discuss with the current owner and report back at the next meeting.
Additional items on the agenda were as follows:
Edmonson Voice Staff