Final Fiscal Court For Two Magistrates In Attendance, Three Total
Darren Doyle, story:
It was the final fiscal court meeting of the year for Edmonson County as well as the terms of District 6 Magistrate Mark Woosley and District 2 Magistrate Joe Durbin today. Distict 1 Magistrate Buck Simmons was absent due to a family matter, but he is also a departing official.
In addition to the sheriff's budget discussion that took up the majority of the meeting, several other topics were on today's agenda.
Road Foreman Ray Page asked the court to furnish powered gates to the road department entrance as an alternative to the steep entrance that caused Page to be pinned between a truck and the current gates during a snowstorm last year. Magistrates seemed to be behind the idea and Page said estimates would be around $4K for the powered gates. Judge Cannon said the amount was in the budget and the court agreed to look into the matter. Page also said it looked like the estimate for repairing the county backhoe that was damaged in an accident a few weeks ago, looked to be around $19K, which would be filed under the county's insurance.
Sheriff Shane Doyle discussed a free DUI training in which deputies recently took part. Doyle said it was advantageous for the deputies at no cost to the county.
Emergency Management Director Terry Massey reported 23 recent emergency calls to which he recently responded and encouraged any of the officials to call him with any needs they may have.
Jailer Hank Vincent reported there were 23 county inmates currently housed at Hart County Jail.
In addition, the court also voted to: