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Special Meeting Agenda

March 28, 2017--6:00pm
Louisa City Hall

 

  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.
  3. Mayor comments.
  4. Discuss Proposal for Preliminary Architectural Services for City Hall.
  5. Discuss annexation.
  6. Council comments.
  7. Audience comments
  8. Executive session.
  9. Adjourn.

Jail budget gets increase despite deficit

lawrence Fiscal Court members L to R- Magistrate Rick Blackburn, magistrate Earl Boggs, Judge/Executive John Osborne, magistrate John J. Lemaster and magistrate Morris Howard.lawrence Fiscal Court members L to R- Magistrate Rick Blackburn, magistrate Earl Boggs, Judge/Executive John Osborne, magistrate John J. Lemaster and magistrate Morris Howard.

The Fiscal Court met for the monthly meeting Tuesday March 21, 2017. Those in attendance were County Judge John Osborn, Mike Hogan County Attorney, Sheriff Garrett Roberts, Chris Jobe County Clerk, Morris Howard Magistrate, John Lemaster Magistrate, Earl Boggs Magistrate and Rick Blackburn Magistrate. The meeting was called to order after the pledge and opening prayer.

The court then tackled a 22 item agenda including:

⦁ Motion by John Lemaster, second by Morris Howard to approve the minutes of the February 21, 2017 meeting, all were in agreement


⦁ Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve the 2nd reading of the Budget Amendment #3


⦁ Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve 1st reading of the Budget Amendment #4


⦁ Motion by Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the Treasurer's Request and approve the bills


⦁ Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by John Lemaster to approve the treasurer's report. Receipts from all funds $357,782.82.


⦁ Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to allow Eastpark to continue to keep the ad valorem and tangible property taxes.

⦁ Motion by John Lemaster, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the Jail Fund Budget for FY 2017-2018. The total jail fund will be $474,089.00 which is less than 1% increase from this FY of $439,000. The increase comes in spite of a $200,000 deficit announced in October 2016.


County Attorney Mike Hogan,  addressing the court providing the 1st reading of the amended County Road Entrance OrdinanceCounty Attorney Mike Hogan, addressing the court providing the 1st reading of the amended County Road Entrance Ordinance⦁ Motion by John Lemaster, second by Earl Boggs to approve the 1st reading of the Ordinance allowing pipes onto County Road Entrances. County Attorney Mike Hogan said he will modify the ordinance to read that easements on County Road entrances be approved by the Judge Executive and Court


⦁ Motion by Rick Blackburn, second by Earl Boggs to accept the 2016 Yearly Financial Status of the Sheriff. Total receipts $610,826.25 and total expenditures $584,381.03 which has a positive balance of $26,445.22 that will be returned to the county. Report is subject to audit.


⦁ Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to approve the Resolution for Contract between Professional Services and Lawrence Co. Fiscal Court and FIVCO


⦁ Motion by Earl Boggs, second by John Lemaster to approve the agreement between LC Fiscal Court and Legend Outfitters to operate a store at the Lawrence Co. Beach.


⦁ Motion By Earl Boggs, second by Rick Blackburn to approve the Proclamation hereby making April Spring Clean Up Month

Ron Thompson, Thompson Sanitation requesting 2 dollar raise in garbage feesRon Thompson, Thompson Sanitation requesting 2 dollar raise in garbage feesTwo of the county's garbage haulers were present again asking for a $2 dollar raise for household garbage collected. The court refused to allow them to raise their rates at a recent meeting. Once again the court was reluctant to pass on any increase at this time to consumers.

Ron Thompson of Thompson Sanitation said the haulers can't make a profit without a raise since the landfill in Boyd Co. raised its rates at the first of the year.

"My costs have increased from $27 per ton to $34 per ton and I can't make it without an increase," Thompson told the court.

After an open discussion the Fiscal Court set an agenda item for the April 16th meeting at the request of Morris Howard making it mandatory that all six garbage haulers attend with the hope of finding a compromise.

There being no audience comments the meeting was adjourned.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY ARREST LIST - MARCH 15-20, 2017

MARCH 21, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN

After officials at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville quietly complained to local law enforcement to dial back arrests temporarily because the number of inmates incarcerated at the jail was too high, the number of arrests dropped in the region, and the BSRDC brought the number of inmates from 270 to the low 230s last week.

From March 11 thru March 15, there were a total 28 arrested individuals brought to the BSRDC. (6 on the 11th, 9 on the 12th, 5 on the 13th, 5 on the 14th, and 3 on the 15th).

Then business picked up again. On March 16 alone, there were 27 arrested persons brought to the BSRDC, just less than the previous total 5 days put together.

And since March 17 thru March 20th, there were 53 arrested persons booked at the jail. (19 on the 17th, 12 on the 18th, 13 on the 19th, and 9 on the 20th). But arrests are piling up so far today (Tuesday). The inmate incarceration count at the jail has risen significantly once again and now stands at 265 inmates as of 6 p.m. Tuesday evening March 21.

In Lawrence county, in the last six days, there were 13 arrests (plus a 14th arrest was a Lawrence county resident picked up in Johnson county).

THE NAMES OF THOSE 13 ARRESTED IN LAWRENCE COUNTY ARE THE FOLLOWING:

Joshua K SleasmanJoshua K Sleasman

Joshua K. Sleasman, 32, of Louisa, was arrested on March 15, 2016 at 12:25 P.M. by officer Billy C. Slone of the Kentucky Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, and was charged with: • PROBATION VIOLATION (FOR TECHNICAL VIOLATION).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene A. PackGene A. PackGene A. Pack Jr., 41, of Ulysses, Kentucky; was arrested on March 16, 2017, at 2:51 A.M., by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) NO VISIBLE INJURY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce RoseJoyce RoseJoyce Rose, 35, of Louisa, was arrested on March 16, 2017, at 7:44 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500.



 

 

 

 

 


Broderick N. CyrusBroderick N. CyrusBroderick N. Cyrus, 40, of Louisa, was arrested on March 16, 2017, at 11:43 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST OFFENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Q CyrusJoshua Q CyrusJoshua Q. Cyrus, 42, of Louisa, was arrested on March 16, 2017, at 11:50 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE, 1ST OFFENSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John C. SpillmanJohn C. SpillmanJohn C. Spillman, 33, of Louisa, was arrested on March 17, 2017, at 12:09 P.M., by chief deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • SERVING PAROLE VIOLATION WARRANT.



 

 

 

 

 

Steve MundellSteve Mundell


Steve Mundell, 23, of Hyden, Kentucky, formerly from Louisa; turned himself in on March 17, 2017 at 6:55 P.M to the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven H. StaffordSteven H. Stafford

Steven H. Stafford, 32, of Fort Gay, West Virginia; was arrested on March 17, 2017, at 8:27 P.M., by an officer of the Louisa Police Department and was charged with: • THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION - SHOPLIFTING UNDER/$500, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dalton L. WhittDalton L. Whitt

Dalton L. Whitt, 18, of Webbville, Kentucky; was arrested on March 18, 2017, at 12:26 A.M., by deputy Mack Wilhite of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MENACING, • ASSAULT, 3RD DEGREE - POLICE OFFICER, • RESISTING ARREST, • ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, • TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE.

Previously, Dalton L. Whitt, was arrested on March 2, 2017, at 9:21 P.M., by deputy Mason Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • MENACING, • ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE - POLICE OFFICER, • RESISTING ARREST, • ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A MINOR, • TERRORISTIC THREATENING, 3RD DEGREE.



 

 

 

 

 


Donald K. HarrisDonald K. HarrisDonald K. Harris, 36, of Ulysses, Kentucky, was arrested on March 18, 2017, at 11:13 A.M., by a deputy of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department, and was charged with: • PUBLIC INTOXICATION-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCLUDES ALCOHOL).



 

 

 

 

 

 

Traci Leigh Combs HallTraci Leigh Combs HallTraci Leigh Combs-Hall, 30, Louisa, was taken into custody on March 19, 2017, at 9:53 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, to serve jail time for: • CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER.



 

 

 

 

 

 

William J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoyWilliam J. McCoy, 45, Adams, Kentucky; was arrested on March 20, 2017, at 9:04 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS, • OBSTRUCTED VISION AND/OR WINDSHIELD, • OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE, • FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 2ND DEGREE (ON FOOT), • FAILURE TO SURRENDER REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE.



 

 

 

 

 

Richard ThomasRichard ThomasRichard Thomas, 35, Ashland, Kentucky; was arrested on March 20, 2017, at 8:09 P.M., by trooper Forrest Newsome, of the Kentucky State Police, and was charged with: • FAILURE TO APPEAR.



 

 

 

 

 

 


Jarris A. CombsJarris A. CombsJarrid A. Combs, 37, Lomansville, Kentucky; was arrested on March 19, 2017, at 12:24 A.M., by Deputy Jesse Mullins, of the Johnson County Sheriff Department, • FAILURE TO APPEAR, • SERVING BENCH WARRANT FOR COURT, • SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY).

 

 

 

Finances, fee offices reports included in March agenda

Lawrence County Fiscal Court 

Regular Meeting Agenda

March 21, 2017

 

Agenda

  1.   Opening Prayer
  2.   Pledge of Allegiance
  3.   Call Meeting to Order
  4.   Approve minutes of the February 21, 2017 Meeting 
  5.   Approve 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #3
  6.   Approve 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #4
  7.   Approve Treasurer’s Request 
  8.   Approve Bills 
  9.   Approve Treasurer’s Report
  10.   Approve Eastpark to Keep Tax Money
  11.   Approve the Jail Fund Budget FY 17-18
  12.   Approve 1st Reading on Pipes onto County Road Entrances
  13.   Accept Clerk’s 2016 Financial Report pending audit – (Clerk)
  14.   Accept Clerk’s Excess Fees
  15.   Accept Sheriff’s 2016 Fee Settlement pending audit-(Sheriff)
  16.   Accept LC Conservation District Annual Budget FY 17-18
  17.   Accept Bids on Blaine Fire Department Equipment
  18.   Approve Resolution for Contract Between Professional Services and Lawrence County Fiscal Court and Fivco ADD
  19.   Approve Agreement Between LC Fiscal Court and Legend Outfitters at the Lawrence County Beach
  20.   Approve Agreement Between LC Fiscal Court and Legend Outfitters at the County Store and Putt-Putt Golf
  21.   Approve Proclamation Making April Spring Clean-Up Month 
  22. Public comments
  23. Adjourn