Members of Meade County Fiscal Court worked through several bids during the regular monthly meeting Tuesday (8/13) night.
The opened and reviewed a bid for renovation of the Child Support Office area in the former health department building. Fiscal court approved the single bid of $64,000 to add a restroom and remodel the entry area of the space. Magistrates also reviewed and approved a resubmitted bid for a new thirty by thirty pole style building to store the county voting machines. The revised bid was $48,000 which include materials and labor to construct. They also approved a bid for three roof top hvac units to replace older units on the courthouse. Schardein Mechanical submitted the lowest bid of $22,260. Magistrates approved the purchase of a roll off truck for Solid Waste and permission for the Road Department to seek bids on a Road Widener.
In other business, Fiscal Court approved the incoming sheriff 2018 local tax settlements and the Meade County Conservation District annual report. They also approved an interlocal agreement between the sheriff, county fire departments and Brandenburg City Police to use a new Tango Tango System which allows emergency responders to use their cellphones as a backup to the county radio system as extra line of communication the county dispatch center.
Fiscal Court voted approved the tax rates at the current rates of 21.60 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property; 37.97 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property; 19 cents on inventory tax and 13.4 cents on motor vehicle and water craft. Magistrates approved renaming a section of Holston Lane to Marie Lane between Kentucky 313 and Brandenburg Road. The change is a result of a need to realign addresses along the section of road.
Fiscal Court approved hiring for full time positions at the Road Department and Parks Department. Judge Executive Gerry Lynn asked for the court’s permission to move the regular meeting on September 10 to the Flaherty Fire Department at 7 pm. The request was approved.
You may watch the entire regular meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.