Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met on Thursday, December 21, 2017 to accommodate for the upcoming Christmas holiday next week.
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that crews had continued road tile installation along with completing various backhoe, ditching, and mailbox rock work throughout the county. He advised magistrates that as winter weather possibilities approach, that while his trucks may be ready for salting and grading the roads, they sometimes get stuck while working. He said that should any residents call and complain that their roads aren't being maintained in a timely fashion, his crews would be back at it as soon as another truck can pull them out or a large tow truck becomes available.
Sheriff Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle said the sheriff's office was dealing with a stopped up sewer drain that caused water to shoot up through a floor drain inside. Plumbers were working on the issue and hoped to have the line cleared as soon as possible.
Doyle also spoke about a more serious issue, which was the fatal accident on Sunday night. He said the accident is still under investigation by his office and he requested prayer for the family of the 16 year old victim.
Jailer Report: Jailer Hank Vincent reported 15 county inmates were currently being housed at Hart County Jail, with one on home incarceration. He discussed the possibility of installing radios in jailers' cars, as their portable units were grossly inefficient.
County Attorney: County attorney Greg Vincent said that he would be working on a proposed ordinance that would outline the payment and organization process for the county's responsibility for pauper funerals. The county is required to fund funerals of anyone with no next of kin or estate that dies in the county. It would be an agreement that would involve both the county and two local funeral homes, who would provide their services at the same costs.
Parks and Rec: Program Administrator Greg Hudson discussed the recent volunteer banquet that was given on behalf of Parks and Rec to thank the many volunteers that assisted the parks program over the course of the last year. He also announced that a concert would be held on December 30th, where Corey Culbreth is scheduled to perform at the Community Center at 6pm.
The next Fiscal Court is scheduled to be a night meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6pm in the upstairs courtroom at the courthouse.