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Fiscal Court update

By Greg Bird

The McCreary County Fiscal Court had a short meeting Thursday night, the first meeting of the new fiscal year.
Outside of routine business issues, such as approving minutes and transfers, the court handled very few other items outside of hires and appointments.
The most significant issue dealt with Thursday was the approval of beginning the advertisement process for work on the spec building in Pine Knot. Deputy Judge Nathan Nevels reported that he has had several enquires into leasing the building, but before any commitments could be made, the building needed to be completed with lighting, plumbing and a concrete floor.

The Economic Development Board has secured a grant to pay for half of the work, with the remainder of the match coming from economic development funds.
The court approved a series of documents required for the $1 million grant from the Community Development Block Grant program awarded earlier this year for the Outdoor Venture Corporation equipment project.
Magistrates Roger Phillips announced the Park Board has secured funding to install a second set of lights for the ballfields at the Park, and requested the County advertise for bids on the equipment.
Phillips and Magistrate Bill Hale also presented petitions from residents on Bridgefork Pond and Fanchester Heights to install speed humps on their respective roads.

The next meeting of the McCreary County Fiscal Court will be on Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. A special session has been called for next Thursday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m.

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