Darren Doyle, story:
Magistrates voted to approve a $1/hr pay raise for each employee of the county road department; they also voted to increase starting pay from $11.50 to $14/hr for road department positions.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon said there has been very little interest in new road department positions for a long period of time; mostly because the pay scale was too low.
Magistrates also voted to approve the addition to Joseph Court into the county road system. The small subdivision is located off Sulphur Road in the Chalybeate community, and is already paved. The 430ft lane also met the other criteria required for the county. A motion to accept the road was made by Magistrate Corey VanMeter and second by Johnny Brooks. The motion passed.
The court also received sealed bids for the mowing at the courthouse and Sheriff's Office, which were submitted by Page Lawncare, Baxter Cemetery Services and Mowing, Ray Willhite-R&T Improvements, Jeremy Spainhoward, and Bo's Lawncare. Magistrates voted to award the bid to Jeremy Spainhoward at $75 per mowing.
Judge Executive Cannon updated the court on the farmland property lease on Veterans Memorial, which was awarded to Chris Bowen at the last fiscal court meeting. Since that time, Mr. Bowen declined the bid which allowed the next bidder to receive it, which was Mr. Greg Whittle. Cannon said Whittle had signed the proper documentation.
The court also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled to be held virtually on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via audio/video teleconference.