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Moriah Peterson, story:
Fiscal court was held on Monday June 11, 2018 in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse.
County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that more tile work has been done on driveways and county roads and blacktop has been put over the tiles. County mowers are currently working in District one. There is still a large road tile project being completed on Beaver Dam Church Rd.
Sheriff Shane Doyle announced that the school resource officer contract has been signed by the Board of Education. The fee paid by the school has increased from $2330 monthly to $2500 monthly due to the increased time spent in schools from the sheriff's office. He said the school has also received a grant to provide one additional officer one day a week in other schools. Sheriff Doyle also reported that he was contacted by Jailer Hank Vincent, who was unable to attend the meeting, who said that there are 16 total county inmates currently housed at Hart County Jail.
Parks & Rec Director John Kiernan stated baseball and softball are wrapping up and that there are five all-star teams. The soccer board is now offering online applications. He also announced Freedom Fest is set for June 29th at 5pm.
Five regional companies offered bids to fiscal court for road materials for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Judge Executive Will Cannon read the bids aloud and after consideration the court chose to accept all bids based on convenience of location.
The court has agreed to match the $1000 spay/neuter grant that is used for dogs and cats in Edmonson County.
Barbara Fitzugh and the St. John’s Thrift Store was acknowledged during fiscal court for their $300 donation to provide chairs for the Community Center. The chairs have been ordered and paid for, and are awaiting shipment.
Fiscal court also approved a wage increase from $10 per hour to $11 per hour for the county’s Dog Warden Kenny Heath.
After a closed session discussion the court appointed Tammi Whillhite as county treasurer to fill the remainder of an unexpired term that will end on June 30, 2019. It was voted that her position be non-exempt (hourly) and not salary. The wage has been set to $17.00 per hour.
The next fiscal court is scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9am.