Joe Joe Montgomery Hired as Full Time Road Supervisor
Madison Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met today, March 13, 2023. Judge Executive Scott Lindsey called the meeting by leading the court in the pledge of allegiance. Per usual, county department heads gave updated reports since the last fiscal court meeting. Emergency Management Director Terry Massey reported that there have been several field fires since the last meeting, February 27, 2023, which he stated should not be happening due to a statewide burn ban.
'There has been a statewide burn ban since February 15," Massey said. "On the day of our last fiscal court meeting two weeks ago, there were five field fires in just that one day. There's been several more since then. I want to remind everyone of this ban, because the last thing we want is for a fire to be spread to the woods, or even someone's house. It's my job to keep the people of Edmonson County safe, so please everyone follow this burn ban."
Judge Lindsey stated the burn ban is in effect from 6 am to 6 pm until April 30, 2023. The ban applies to any outdoor burning within 150ft of woodland or brush land.
After the court moved through most of the agenda, the magistrates voted to go into a closed session. Judge Lindsey asked all those in attendance who were not a part of the fiscal court to please step outside for a few moments. Upon leaving, the door was shut and locked. After approximately 20 minutes, District 4 Magistrate Mickey Johnson stepped outside and requested for Joe Joe Montgomery to step back into the courtroom. Around 10 minutes after this, the magistrates voted to end the closed session and re-open to the public.
When the meeting was re-opened, Judge Executive Scott Lindsey stated that the court offered Montgomery a job to be the full time Road Supervisor for the rest of the 2023 year term. Montgomery was appointed the Interim Road Supervisor on January 9, 2023. The magistrates voted to set the pay of this role on a salary based off of $25 per hour.
The court also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting will be March 27, 2023 at 9 am.