Meade County Fiscal Court met during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday (1/9) night and heard a presentation from the Meade County Historical and Archeological Preservation Society, known as MCHAPS, regarding a proposed county history museum.
Gerry Fischer and Kay Hamilton proved the magistrates an outline of items and educational opportunities a museum would provide to the community. Several collections have been already promised for display which will help depict the county’s cultural history and provide a tourism attraction that will tie into the Brandenburg Riverfront displays with guided and self-guided walking tours. The group plans to staff the museum with MCHAPs volunteers hours based upon the community’s needs. organizers plan to develop a partnership with the schools for a student-teacher volunteers and co-op workers.
MCHAPS asked Fiscal Court for $1,000 a month to help cover their monthly expenses. The museum will be established in rented space of the former Meade County Public Library on Oaklawn Drive in Brandenburg, which has a historical significance. After some discussion, members of Fiscal Court approved the request and expects regular updates on the progress of the project, which is expected to open sometime in the late spring or early summer.
In other business, the court a four year contract with Santek Sanitation which will lower garbage rates in the county to minimum of $17.40 a month and include a 96 gallon trash cart for all customers. Additional carts will be available for a per cart basis. 32 gallons carts will be available for smaller needs or elderly. The company is expecting to update their truck fleet by using side robotic lifts to handle and dump the trash carts along most of the routes in the county. Company managers believe the new trucks will almost eliminate blown and scattered trash across the county, which has been a topic of conversation during the past year. More information will be sent to residents with the change over to take place by July 1.
Magistrates approved the nomination of Charlotte Lawson to another term on the Lincoln Trail District Health Department Board. They also approved salary caps for the County Clerk and Sheriff.
You may watch the entire regular monthly meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.