Members of Meade County Fiscal Court downed a rezoning request during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday (5/10) night.
The County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a re-zoning request from R1 to R3 on an “L” shaped lot at the intersection of Old State Road and Seminole Trail during their recent meeting held on May 5th. The request was met with opposing residents who live near the property sighting potential issues with drainage, sight distance and traffic concerns along with the interruption of the rural lifestyle. Those same residents provided Fiscal Court members the same concerns regarding the issue. After some discussion, magistrates voted to deny the request as presented by the commission.
Later in the meeting, Fiscal Court approved the resignation letter of Planning and Zoning Administrator Karen Goodin effective on May 20. County leaders approved to advertise to the fill the soon to be vacated position.
In other business, magistrates approved Greg Fackler to the Battletown Fire Department trustees, Alan Sipes to the Flaherty Fire Department Board of trustees, and Dale Funk to a renewed three year term on the Industrial Authority. Judge Executive Leslie Stith read a proclamation declaring May as Community Action Month. The court opened bids for electrical, building, HVAC inspectors, and I.T. Director which will be reviewed and contracts to be approved at their next regular meeting.
The court approved a resolution and agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for approximately $1.3 million in County Road Aid funds. They also approved an administrative dissolution of the current Riverport Authority. The Riverport met on May 3rd to finalize any remaining business. Any funds in their bank accounts were turned over to Fiscal Court. The body currently has to property or assets to oversee and will not be involved in the future grain venture being negotiated.
The court heard and approved the first reading of the proposed estimated $27 million 2022-23 fiscal year budget. Judge Executive Stith said the budget was basically the same except for the carryover of amounts related to the ARPA funds since some of the projects had yet to begin in the current fiscal year.
Magistrates approved seeking construction bids for the new Parks Maintenance Building at Meade-Olin Park. They also approved a $3,200 two year contract with Code Red for weather alert software which will prompt alerts to the county’s reverse 911 system in the event of severe weather based upon the National Weather Service alerts.
You watch the entire regular meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in our “On Demand” section.