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Adair Fiscal Court Special Meeting August 28, 2006 report

Court opts for lower compensating county tax rate; awards mowing contract to only bidder, Springfield's John T. King Contract Mowing; City Gas gets easement for natural gas lines in Country Green Subdivision
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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court passed a compensating tax rate for 2006, the lower of two options presented them, at a special called meeting Monday, August 28, 2006.

Second District Magistrate Wid Harris presided at the meeting in the absence of Judge Jerry Vaughan, who was in Nevada on county business. Deputy Judge Gale Cowan was absent because of the death of her grandfather, A.Z. Burris.

The court has the option of a maximum 4% increase in rates, or the compensating rate. On a motion by Fourth District Magistrate J.M. Shelley, seconded by First District Magistrate Roger Stephens, the magistrates voted 6-0 to adopt the lower rate.

Shelley and Stephens were joined by Wid Harris, Fifth District Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey, Sixth District Magistrate Joe Rogers, and Seventh District Magistrate Terry Farris in a roll call vote. Third District Magistrate Tony Loy was absent.

The compensating rate of 8.9 for real estate will yield a projected $407,597, versus a projected yield of $421,336 had the 4% raise of 9.2 been adopted.

Here's how the options compared:
Taxable class/Compensating rate/4% increase option
Real Property: Compensating rate 8.90 / 4% increase 9.20
Tang./Personal Property: Compensating rate 16.62 / 4% increase 17.18
Motor Vehicle: Compensating rate 11.20 / 4% increase 11.20
Watercraft: Compensating rate 8.90 / 4% increase 9.20

Mowing contract award to only bidder

The magistrates voted 5-0, with Terry Farris abstaining, to accept the bid of John T. King Contract Mowing, Springfield, KY, for the September mowing cycle on Adair County Roads.

The bid was for $52.50 per hour per tractor and 10 ft. Bushhog. The motion to accept the bid by made by J.M. Shelley, seconded by Roger Stephens.

County votes to allow gas easements in Country Green Subdivision

With Columbia City Utilities Superintendent Joe Hare present, the court voted unanimously to grant a request for "permission to install low pressure natural gas lines in Country Green Subdivision on the street right-of-way."

In the letter requesting the easement, Mr. Hare wrote, "This easement request if for present and future expansion of our system. Only a small portion is in the current phase of our expansion plans."

Country Green Subdivision is located on the north side of the Edmonton Road. The entrance is approximately one-quarter of a mile from the intersection of the Edmonton Road and Burkesville Road.

Mr. Hare's letter also said, "Natural gas service will be available to anyone desiring this service as we pass adjacent to their property." Streets involved in the request include Pineview Drive, Eagle Drive, Pineview Loop, Pinewood Drive, Oxford Place, and Westpark Drive.

End of this report

Information about Your Adair County Fiscal Court
A list of your Adair County officials

Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., each second Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public.

County Judge Executive Jerry Vaughan; Office email:

Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court include:
  • District 1: Roger Stephens. 270-384-5404
  • District 2: Wid Harris. 270-384-4443
  • District 3: Tony Loy 270-376-6004
  • District 4: J.M. Shelley 270-384-0324
  • District 5: Billy Dean Coffey 270-384-4201
  • District 6: Joe Rogers 270-384-4831
  • District 7: Terry Farris 270-384-3840

Adair County Judge Jerry Vaughan
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

Adair County Deputy Judge Gale Cowan
Adair County Judge's Secretary/Payroll Clerk Lisa Lee
Adair County 911 Coordinator Mary Allender
Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Greg Thomas
Adair County Treasurer Larry Dudley
Adair County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell
Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair

Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin
Adair County Coroner Rick Wilson
Adair County Court Clerk Ann Melton
Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
Adair County Jailer William "Bug" Knight
Adair County PVA Wm. Feese, Jr.
Adair County Sheriff Steve Cheatham
Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

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Judge Pro Tem Harris presided at Adair Fiscal Court

2006-08-29 - Annex Building - Photo Ed Waggener. Second District Magistrate Wid Harris, looming largest in photo above, presided at the Special Called Meeting of Adair County Fiscal Court on Monday, August 28, 2006, at which the tax rate was set and a county roads mowing contract was awarded. Standing, from left, is Sixth District Magistrate Joe Rodgers, incognito in plaid shirt and cap is First District Magistrate Roger Stephens. Seated, yellow shirt, Fourth District Magistrate J.M. Shelley, beside Judge Executive Office Secretary Lisa Lee.
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