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Adair County Fiscal Court meeting March 9, 2010
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By Ed Waggener
Court votes $3,200 for pagers for Knifley Volunteer Fire Department
Fiscal court voted unanimously to buy eight Motorola pagers for the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department (KAVFD) after hearing a presentation from Gayla Baker, treasurer of the KAVFD at last night's Adair County Fiscal Court meeting.
Baker noted that the department serves an area which has poor cell phone service, and that the area the KAVFD serves is one of the most sparsely populated area of the Adair County.
The vote came on a motion by Sixth District Magistrate Joe Rogers, in whose district the Knifley Fire Department is headquartered, and was seconded by Magistrate Danny Goodin (1), whose district is partially served by the KAVFD.
The cost of the pagers will be $3,200.
Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton announced that the county is working to secure a grant for a new roof at the Knifley fire station.
Accompanying Treasurer Baker to the meeting were KAVFD Assistant Chief Brett Farmer, KAVFD Board Vice Chairman Richie Gabehart, and KAVFD member Kim Farmer.
Three magistrates will study road adoption policy
At the urging of First District Magistrate Danny Goodin, a three member committee, composed of Goodin and Magistrates Sammy Baker (3) and Joe Rogers (6) was appointed by CJE Ann Melton to study the County's policy pertaining to accepting new subdivision streets into the county system.
A policy in place for over four years requires that all new subdivisions be blacktopped or have a concrete surface before being adopted as a county road.The policy came about after subdivision developers had constructed poorly surfaced roads, the kind Gov. Chandler used to say "wouldn't hold up a fat man on a bicycle," and then getting them adopted by the county, with county residents having to pay the majority of the cost of the property street construction.
Magistrate Goodin pleaded with the court to help residents who had bought property, thinking that it would be taken into the county system.
The three magistrates are to report back at a later meeting. Sentiment expressed at the meeting was sympathy gor those who were duped by developers, seasoned with memories of occasional rascality and scoundrelism on the part of some unscrupulous promoters, whom they fear, would find loop holes in any revision of a well meaning change in policy.
Still, the situation is not limited to a single district. Most, if not all, have situations similar to ones described by Magistrate Goodin, though possibly not so many or so flagrant ones.
County approves supervised jail inmates for volunteer work
On the recommendation of Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, the court voted unanimously to authorize community service work by inmates at the Adair County Regional Jail. Under the plan, the inmates will be supervised by Deputy Jailer Dennis Selby, and the jail will be paid $40 for each forty hours an inmate works on such projects.
The payment was a suggestion by District Judge Michael Loy. Mr. Selby volunteered to take on supervision, but had asked that he be given court approval to do so. The supervisory role had previously fallen to a citizen volunteer, but he, Richard Phelps, decided to discontinue his involvement. The work will be on public parks and public buildings in situations which are needed, but are beyond the scope of the regular county, city, and school budget. The unanimous 7-0 vote came on a motion by Joe Rogers (6), seconded by Wid Harris (2).
Gilbert Smith Road closed; speed reduced on Ray Williams RD
Two measures received unanimous approval of Fiscal Court last night, after being presented byAdair County 911 Coordinator Mary Allender. They are:
On the recommendation of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton, the court voted 7-0 to hire Jerry Franklin as a part-time employee at the Adair Recycling Center. The action was necessitated following the death of Hershey Giles, the center's supervisor at the time, Judge Melton said. Franklin will be paid $8 an hour and, as a part-time employee, will work up to 25 hours per week.
Bill Padgett is the on-site supervisor of the center. A.L. Sinclair is the Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator. The vote came on a motion by Terry Hadley (7), seconded by Billy Dean Coffey (5) .
Judge Melton announces Spring PRIDE clean-up, tire amnesty,
Judge Ann Melton announced, last night three events toward a cleaner county:
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