Moriah Peterson, story and photos:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court was held on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the upstairs courtroom of the county courthouse.
Road Report- Interim County Road Foreman Greg Carroll reported that the crew completed two tiles in district two and that the tractors are ready for mowing. A roller was also purchased, which has 1300 hours and is a huge improvement, according to Carroll. As paving work continues in the county, delays are expected. New signs will be posted in areas one week before paving begins in order to notify commuters of the expected delays.
Carroll also reported that the Road Department currently spends $16,000 a year for employee uniform rental and laundry services. It was reported that only one employee currently turns in clothes for cleaning, and the fee is the same despite the amount of employees using the service. The department is currently looking into buying uniforms for employees and then giving them a $50 monthly cleaning allowance, which will save over $10,000 a year for the Road Department.
Sheriff Report- Sheriff Shane Doyle was unable to attend Fiscal Court due to a delayed flight from a recent trip.
Jailer Report- Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent attended Fiscal Court on behalf of Jailer Hank Vincent. There are currently 18 county inmates in the Hart County Jail, one emergency room visit from an inmate was reported and various vehicle repairs were discussed.
EM Director Report- EM Director Terry "Moose" Massey encouraged magistrates to report road damage due to flooding and check bridges in their district.
Department of Local Governor representative Isaac Myers attended Fiscal Court to introduce himself to the new magistrates.
Several items of new business were acknowledged/approved during Fiscal court to include:
Other items were discussed at today's fiscal court meeting which will be published in separate articles later today on EdmonsonVoice.com.