Moriah Peterson, story:
Fiscal court was held on Monday June 25, 2018 in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse.
County Road Foreman Ray Page reported that tile work is still being done. Road crews have finished in district 6 and have begun work in district 4. County mowers finished the south side of the county on June 2nd and began working on the north side on June 14th.
Sheriff Shane Doyle reported that Devin Lindsey was sworn in as a special deputy on Wednesday, June 13th. He also reported that Josh Watt was presented the Carnegie Medal on Friday evening June 22nd. Sheriff Doyle also said he is picking up a new deputy vehicle in Lexington today.
County Attorney Greg Vincent gave an update on the lawsuit between the County and Fortress Group, dba Park Mammoth. When Fiscal Court voted on pursuing the lawsuit, it was reported that the Fortress Group was two months behind on current taxes in addition to back taxes, but it was discovered that the previous treasurer did in fact, cash a check but didn’t disclose that information, making Fortress Group one month behind instead. It was reported that the Fortress Group has paid March, April, May payments, and June’s is due at the end of the month. Vincent also stated that the Fortress Group asked Judge Coleman to dismiss the case but that requested won’t be granted without consent from Fiscal Court. Edmonson County Fiscal Court is seeking more than $80,000 in back taxes in the suit.
The Committee Report included the upcoming meeting at the Edmonson County Public Library at 6pm on Thursday night June 28th to discuss the future plans of Houchin Ferry with Mammoth Cave Park officials.
A+ Family Healthcare will offer CDL physicals at $95.00 each and if employees choose to go elsewhere Fiscal Court will reimburse up to $95.00 in costs.
Two costly bids for building a new fire department in Lincoln were rejected at fiscal court today. The first bid was for $780,000 from Sunbelt Construction and the second was a $733,531 bid from C&C Contracting. Fiscal Court approved Lincoln applying for a grant that would increase the building budget to 500,000 not including the $100,000 that the Lincoln Department will pay.
The purchase of a 2005 Chevy truck for the Parks & Rec department was also approved. The cost of the truck is $3500.
It was reported that Parks & Rec landline telephones have been disconnected and that phone calls now go directly to John Kiernan’s personal cell phone. It was approved that upon proof of bill submission and an invoice, Kiernan will be paid $50 a month towards his phone bill. Disconnecting the park phone has saved $130.00 each month.
In regards to the acknowledgement of Scott Waste Services, LLC annual rate increase, it was agreed that the Judge’s office would make phone calls to other counties to compare the cost of the trash pickup. Before the next contract renews, it was suggested that CPI costs be investigated further.
Judge Cannon also announced that U.S Congressman Brett Guthrie will be at the public library on Friday morning June 29th from 9-10 am.
The next fiscal court is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6pm. This is one of the two annual night meetings.