Court deals with several routine matters.
By Eugenia Jones
Members of McCreary County’s Fiscal Court met in regular session last Thursday (October 14) for mostly routine matters. During the meeting, Fiscal Court dealt with the following items:
• Gave final approval to Ordinance Number 210.4 which amends the Occupational Tax Ordinance to cap net profits at $50,000.
• Opened bids for new roof for the courthouse and a mini excavator for the county road department. The Administrative Office of the Courts will pay for 70% of the cost of the new roof.
• Approved payment for a refurbished ambulance.
• Approved lease agreement for a Dodge Durango for EMS Director. Existing EMS vehicle will go to Emergency Management and their existing vehicle will go to the Sheriff’s Department.
• Approved lengthening the Scott Bolin Road by 326 feet.
• Approved accepting Phillips Lane into county road inventory.
• Approved personnel transfers and hires for EMS, Litter Abatement, Jail Transport, etc.
• Approved the following appointments and reappointments: Carrie Jones and Eric Branscum reappointed to the West McCreary Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, Odell King; Costello Wilson and Charles Miller reappointed to the South McCreary Fire Protection Board of Trustees; Crystal Ledbetter appointed to the McCreary County Tourism and Convention Commission; Darold Nixon appointed to the Airport Advisory Board; Mark Sumner appointed to the McCreary County Water District.
• Approved surplus of various road department equipment and vehicles.
In updates, Judge Greene reminded the public there will be a special session meeting in November since the regular meeting date will fall on Veterans Day. Judge Greene also reminded the public of free Bulk Drop Off Days (Oct. 22/23) at the Transfer Station and Halloween trick or treating on October 30 (Saturday evening) instead of Sunday, October 31.
Deputy Judge Executive Nathan Nevels complimented road department and other county workers on a job well done at Laurel Creek Reservoir. Thanks to their hard work, the picnic area and handicapped accessible fishing pier at the reservoir are now ready for use by the public. Nevels also said another high speed run is tentatively planned for November 27 at the McCreary County Airport.
EMS Director Jimmy Barnett reported 428 runs by EMS and 1,064 9-1-1 calls in September.
County Attorney Austin Price urged anyone who wants to establish a payment plan for delinquent property taxes to contact his office immediately before properties go up for third party purchase. He also warned that his office takes littering seriously and is actively prosecuting those caught littering in McCreary County.
Tourism Director Michelle Perry noted the McCreary County Christmas parade is scheduled for December 4.
The McCreary County Fiscal Court meets in regular session on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 at the McCreary County Courthouse. This year, November’s meeting will be at a different time due to Veterans Day falling on the second Thursday.