APRIL 22, 2015
Lawrence fiscal court will refuse Big Sandy Regional Detention Center’s budget
LOUISA, Ky — Members of the Lawrence County fiscal court said yesterday during the regular monthly meeting that the current budget proposal from the Regional jail’s authority. The item was not on the agenda but Hogan brought it up during the public comments.
“I would strongly advise this court not to sign off on this because we aren’t protected any more than we would be without it,” County Attyorney Mike Hogan said. “It needs a lot of work before we can sign off on it but we only have two votes on the authority anyway,”
Judge/Exec. John Osborne said the wording in the proposed agreement with four counties, Lawrence, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin Counties, included a contract with a medical liability company that was supposed to lower the bills to by $49,999 each in medical bill and other collectors but the budget does not reflect that.
Hogan added thay Republican gubertorial candidate Will T. Scott will stop by the “Bird House” next Tuesday at 9am to kick off a day of campaigning. Local country music personalities Larry Cordle and Don Rigsby will be there to help with the sendoff.. Hogan said.
The April meeting contained no big surprises; Here are the agenda items (with notes included).
All votes were unanimous;
Approved minutes of the March 17, 2015 Regular Meeting
Approved 1st Reading of Budget Amendment #5
Approved Treasurer’s Request
Approved Treasurer’s Report
Approved Contract for LC Park Store as Written – The County Store at Yatesville Lake will be operated by Jennifer Patrick will open with contract as written which gives Ms. Patrict the option of which months of the year the store must be open.
Approved Resolution to Take Roads into the County Road System – Osborne explained that the 41 roads on the list have been maintained by the county in the past but the county has not been getting paid. In order to do that, every bit of the road system must be in the road plan to be counted in county road aid monies. Osborne said times are tight and he wants to get every bit he can.
Accepted Lawrence County Conservation District Annual Budget FY15-16 — County Clerk Chris Jobe is a routine thing that has to appear in the minutes so the court has to sign off on it being turned in its budget, much the same as most local taxing districts..
Approved MOA’s between Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and Lawrence County Fiscal Court on HB 235 ( 8CS-2015) WX21127020 Water Line Extensions and HB235( 8CS-2015) WX21127019 – This is for extending the water lines to Whitney Branch and Birch Branch.
Approved Use of Industrial Park Property for Youth Soccer until County Request Otherwise- This property is located across the thr ecycling center on Walmart road. John J. Lemaster made the motion and Morris Howard the sccond.
Awarded Bid on Little Cat Steel Job – EME, Inc. out of Lewis Co. won the job with the low bid of $81,655.
Approved Clerk to advertise for Bids on Left Fork of Laurel Steel Job –
Approved Clerk to Advertise for Bids on All Horn Rd. Slide
Appointed 2 Members to the LC Recreation Board – Rick Blackburn and Melissa Branham were named to the board.
Refused To Ward Bids Bids on Surplus Property – A motion to accept the bids for surplus property died for the lack of a second after magistrate Morriiss Howard objected to selling a wench from a piece of equipment, believed to be a bulldozer.
Approved Speed Limit to 25mph on Sunset Lane
Approved Donation to the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch – $100
Economic Development Update – Catrina Vargo – The Economic Development Report was read by Coordinator, Catrina Vargo. Highlights included small businesses interest and opportunity in Lawrence County, tourism, meeting in Louisville concerning extended college campus, the growth of broadband business in eastern KY, and upcoming training on economic diversification strategies in coal reliant counties. Vargo reminded the court that the reason the report is read each month is so that it can be recorded in the official meeting minutes, and so the public is aware of what is going on in the economic development department.
Voted to change the May fiscal court meeting to the Monday, May 18 preceding Primary election Day in Ky. of May 19.