Members of Meade County Fiscal Court met during a special called meeting Tuesday (1/12) night. They approved the reappointments of Chuck Hansbrough and Mitch Short to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Christina Rogers was appointed to the Ekron Fire Department Board to fill the remain term after a resignation.
Magistrates approved the proposed 2021 budget and salaries of the deputy clerks of the Meade County Clerks Office. The court approved the a resolution and agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for Rural Secondary Road Funds in the amount of $229,775. The funds will be used for county road maintenance and resurfacing during the upcoming calendar year.
Fiscal Court received three bids for a new truck for the parks department. Magistrates approved the lowest bid of $28,298 from Dan Power GMC Center in Hardinsburg upon review of the bid specifications. The court also approved a bid from E-town Exterminating for pest control services around the courthouse.
The court received an update on ongoing projects related to the E911 center. Jeremy Miller reported that most of the radio equipment is being installed or is about to be installed. The new Rhodelia tower is installed and fencing will be completed soon around the structure. He also reported that the back up dispatch center in Muldraugh is functional and will be used for a brief over night period while updates are being made in the main center at the courthouse. The process has begun on updating a new aerial map for the county’s mapping system which is used for 911 purpose along with other county uses will be flown soon to provide better detail maps for dispatchers to use. In 2020, the E911 Center had over 25,000 call entries for various situations across the county.
Fiscal Court approved an amended holiday schedule which aligns to the state office holiday closures.
You can watch the entire meeting in our “On Demand” section.