Meade County Fiscal Court brought the county’s business session to Flaherty Tuesday (11/14) night as the second stop of traveling meetings.
Judge Executive Troy Kok said he wants to bring government to the people instead of being always in the courthouse in Brandenburg. Last month the court met in Rhodelia at the Meade-Breck Center. During the business session at the Flaherty Fire House, magistrates recognized Jackie Brown and Howard Youart for their hard work and dedication as county employees.
The court revisited discussion related to the hiring of a detective for the County Attorney’s office. Sidney Durham originally made the request during the September meeting and the discussion centered on how the county would afford to add the position. At the meeting Tuesday night, County Attorney Durham said that the position would be placed in the Meade County Sheriff’s Office to work on her investigations and the qualified candidate would be a fully trained police officer with full arresting power. The county would reimburse the sheriff’s budget for the amount of salary for the position which is estimated between $15 to $23 and hour. After some discussion, the court voted to approve the position.
Magistrates heard a presentation from representatives from the Lincoln Trail Area Health Department who requested to install a Narcan Distribution Box in front of the Meade County Health Department. Even though Lincoln Trail operates the facility, the county owns the building and site of the location. Data provided to magistrates showed a dense population of drug use near the health department location. The box will be stocked with Narcan kits that contains the rescue drug and information on drug recovery and intervention services. After some discussion the court approved the request.
The court approved a proclamation of Nurse Practitioners Week to celebrated November 12 through 18th. The county tabled the second reading of Heavy Industrial Zoning ordinance due to last minute information according to Judge Executive Kok. County leaders did approve a first reading of amendments to the Animal Shelter and Control ordinance. The court also voted to approve an $19,917.57 of additional costs for the astro turf for the softball field at Meade-Olin Park. The school district will repay the county half of the total amount. Fiscal court approved a $1,000 donation to the Meade County Conservation District which will be used purchase 1400 tress to be handed out during Arbor Day.
The court met in a closed session about half hour to return with action taken.
You can watch the entire regular meeting of the Meade County Fiscal Court in the “On Demand” section.