Members of Meade County Fiscal Court worked through a busy agenda Tuesday (10/10) night during their regular meeting.
During the public session, Andy Weick brought a petition to the court to post a speed limit of 25 mph on Lapland Road. After little discussion, the magistrates approved the request. Stacy Ellis, a Meade County High School teacher and co-sponsor of the group Students Against Disruptive Decisions or S.A.D.D. asked county leaders for $500 for the group’s annual Red Ribbon Week to be held at the end of the month. After some discussion the court approved the request.
Fiscal Court set Trick or Treat hours for the county on Tuesday, October 31 from 5 until 8 pm. The court approved Meade County Clerk Audit ending on December 31, 2016. Magistrates approved an agreement with Haydon-Yeager LLC. which will result in a tax where the county will receive twenty percent of the additional coal severance money generated from materials. The remaining eighty percent of the funds will go to Haydon-Yeager LLC for construction costs for proposed upgrades to Kentucky 228. The vote was 5 to 1 on the agreement.
County leaders approved creating a full-time position in the county’s E911 Center. The position is need to reduce over time hours and handle the continually increasing call volume that the local center receives.
The court recessed into a closed session to discuss personnel matter which resulted in the termination of a County Road Department Employee. When magistrates returned to the open session, they approved advertising and filling the position. At the end of the meeting, Parks Director Dan Lancaster reported the Buttermilk Falls clean-up is going well. He also said that the Industrial Authority will permanently close the original section of the Buttermilk Falls Road new the sewer treatment plant at the end of the year. A $1,000 donation was made by a private citizen to the trial project.
You may watch the entire regular monthly meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.