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Small Crowd Attends Night Meeting
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County fiscal court was held on Monday, January 8, 2017 at 6pm as one of the two annual night meetings for the county government. Approximately 25-30 were in attendance in addition to county officials.
Neither County Treasurer Margret Skaggs nor County Attorney were present due to illness.
Road Report: County Road Foreman Ray Page reported tiles, dirt work and backhoe work had been done in various districts, mowing of right-of-ways was still ongoing, and the county ditch work was still being completed. He also said all new road signs have been installed in each district that had made requests.
Parks & Rec: Parks Director A.B. Webb said he was currently back to handling all of Parks and Rec's business by himself after the departure of Greg Hudson. He reminded the court about the ongoing Bluegrass Jam, held every 2nd and 4th Monday night in the Community Center at 6pm.
Sheriff’s Report: Sheriff Shane Doyle updated the court on the previous plumbing problems experienced by his office where an office sewer drain had been stopped. It has been temporarily fixed and it was discovered that the roots of some landscaping shrubs had grown into the drain pipes. He said final work will be completed upon warmer weather.
Jailer Report: Deputy Jailer Todd Vincent reported there were 18 county inmates currently housed at Hart County Jail with one on home incarceration. Two inmates were recently ordered to be taken to the emergency room, for which the county must foot the bill.
County Clerk: Kevin Alexander reminded the court that his office had recently received clearance through the state for voting precinct, (no more church voting), all in Rocky Hill old Atmos plant. Transfer taxes:$40K, 485K, changes in the Rocky Hill area. He reported a total of approximately $475K in funding that was turned over to county offices from tax revenue gathered by his office.
The court also:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for January 22, 2018 at the Edmonson County Courthouse.