Members of Meade County Fiscal Court reviewed several bids during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday (11/12) night.
Magistrates reviewed received bids for a split unit HVAC system for to replace the roof top unit on the courthouse. Gagel Mechanical was the lowest bidder of four with a price of $5,750. The court approved a bid of $18,875 from Prodigy Construction Company to remodeling work in the county E-911 center. Judge Executive Gerry Lynn asked for the court’s approval to seek bids on a new EMS station which will be built on Armory Place next to the Meade County Water District office. The court will meet for a work session to discuss and review concept design of the new facility at 6 pm on November 21.
In other business, Fiscal Court approved the re-appointments of Dale Funk to the Industrial Board; Noel Pack and Janet Hobbs to the Meade County Extension Council. Magistrates heard and approved a resolution requesting state bonds for in the amount of $300 Million for the Nucor Steel. The bonds will not impact the county’s bonding ability or reflect negatively on county resources. The bonds will be used to construct the new steel plating facility.
John Bevin informed the court that the annual review of health insurance would be result in a twenty one percent cost increase due to eleven large claims. He said that work would be done to review procedures and other items to assist the benefits program for the next review period. No changes will be made to county employees current benefits.
Judge Lynn provided magistrates an update on the payment of the former Sheriff’s bookkeeper. Chuck Foushee had submitted a pay request of $19,308.41 for efforts to close out and transition of the former sheriff Butch Kerrick’s financial reports to settle into the current administration. After review of previous predecessors payment during the first quarter in accordance with the state law provisions, Foushee will be paid $6,000 for his work.
Several local farmers attended the meeting of Fiscal Court to show their frustrations over the closing of the grain terminal operated by Consolidated Grain and Barge Company.
You can watch the entire regular meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.