Madison Doyle, story:
Fiscal Court was held today, November 14, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Judge Executive Wil Cannon with the pledge of allegiance. Normally, multiple county office heads give updated reports on what is happening within their department. Today, most of those people were either not there or stated they had no report. However, Sheriff Shane Doyle did announce his retirement to the court, which you can read more about here.
The court then moved into new business, which started with an update from Scott Waste Site Manager, Sam Upperman. Upperman said that since he last updated the court in August and told the court they were taking care of the issues at hand, he has received little to no complaints from the people of Edmonson County being dissatisfied with the service. Upperman said he feels as they have handled the staffing and route issues, things were going great, and there should be no more issues. Judge Cannon agreed, and said that the Judge Executive's office have also not received many more complaints about the trash service.
There was also a discussion about the second reading of ordinance EC22-29, transient room tax. County Attorney Greg Vincent advised the court to vote against passing the ordinance with its current wording. Vincent said there were areas that needed to be clarified or reworded in the ordinance before it was passed. After a very lengthy discussion, the court unanimously voted to re-write the ordinance, even though Judge Cannon was in favor of it passing as-is. After the ordinance failed to pass it was then suggested by Judge Cannon to hold a meeting with everyone involved "hopefully before the year ends," so that all parties would be in agreement.
The court voted for the following:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled on November 28, 2022 at 9 am.