Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Fiscal Court met virtually on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Various offices gave their normal reports with County Clerk Kevin Alexander discussing the sudden closure of his office, which was announced earlier this morning due to quarantines and COVID-positive cases, including himself.
He said another staff member tested positive over the weekend and the only choice they had was to temporarily close. This affects the scheduled delinquent tax bill sale that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 14th, which has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28th. He noted that delinquent taxes can still be paid up until the morning of the 28th.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon said he had recently recovered from COVID and wished the clerk well.
Magistrates also voted to reject the CDBG bids for a new Lincoln Fire Department Substation. According to the Judge Executive's Office, in order to accept the CDBG grant in the amount of $500,000, the substation will have to be built to specs that are far above what the fire department feels is feasible for the structure and with only selected contractors. Bids have come in anywhere from $775K and up, which would require the fire department to come up with an additional $225,000, something that is not doable at this time.
The Judge Executive's Office said that Lincoln's plan is to simply build the substation themselves without a grant.
Magistrates also voted to:
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27th at 9AM and will be held virtually.