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Adair County Fiscal Court Meeting Report, Feb. 14, 2012

In last night's action:
  • First readings on nuisance ordinance and county roads inclusion/extensions tabled
  • Little Leagues get full stipend request; Chamber donation halved
  • Treasury has $1,292,178.78 total reconciled balance in all funds
  • Sheriff sends check for $24,939.84 in excess fees; Clerk sends $150,000 with small balance remaining
  • County will sell 2 dump trucks; buy two new ones
  • Reappointments: Doug McCammish and Kay Bowman; appointment of Randy Burns made to CACEDA
  • New Green River animal employee Keith W. Young hired
  • Jail report approved
  • Big dump cleaned up on Cooper Ridge Road

By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court fully funded Little League Baseball requests for softball and baseball, but cut funding to the Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce to $5,000 for the year, the amount CJE Ann Melton recommended for the organization. The amount is down from earlier funding of $10,000 per year, but matches the amount now paid by the City of Columbia. The Chamber had requested $10,000.

The Court tabled two first readings, one for a nuisance ordinance and the other for rules for inclusion/extensions for County Road Maintenance, but okayed second readings on an update to the Adair County Road Department Policy and Procedures and updates to the Adair County Search and Rescue Teams bylaws, rules and regulations.

The actions were taken in a quick paced, meeting over in 1 hour and 11 minutes. CJE Ann Melton presided with all 7 members of the Court, Harold Burton (1), Daryl Flatt (2) Sammy Baker (3), Perry Reeder (4), Billy Dean Coffey (5), Joe Rogers (6), and Billy Rowe present.

County Treasurer Barry Corbin reports $1,392,178.78 reconciled treasury balance

County Treasurer Barry Corbin's report was unanimously approved. Mr. Corbin reported $1,392,178.78 total in all funds reconciled on January 31, 2012. The treasurer asked for and received pre-approval to make necessary budget transfers which might arise in the next month.

Treasury bolstered by excess fees from Sheriff, County Clerk's office

County Sheriff Harrison Moss reported a return in excess fees for 2011 of $24,939.84 for 2011, which is included in the recoonciled balance above. County Judge Ann Melton reported that $150,000 in excess funds had been paid by County Clerk Sheila Blair, and that $15,869.15 more would be forthcoming after a refund from the IRS is returned to the office. The sheriff's and clerk's fee settlements were unanimously approved.

Appointment, re-appointments made to the Columbia/Adair Co.Economic Development Authority

The Court approved two reappointments for four year terms on the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Board. In separate actions, they unanimously approved new terms for Doug McCammish and Kay Bowman, and a new appointment, Randy Burns, to replace Dr. Roger Drake, who resigned. The appointments require joint approval of the City of Columbia and Fiscal Court. Approval for the appointments from City Council came in its February meeting.

Court approves new Green River Animal Shelter employee

The court approved a recommendation of CJE Ann Melton to hire Keith W. Young of Pelham Branch Road as a part time Green River Animal Shelter employee at $7.75 per hour. He replaces Garrett Luttrell, who resigned. The vote to hire was unanimous.

Court approves sale of Mack Trucks, purchase of new ones

The court unanimously approved the sale of two 2012 model Mack Tri-Axle Dump Trucks at a sale on March 14, 2012 in Alabama. The trucks are to be delivered on March 9, 2012. The program through Worldwide Equipment, Inc., and financed through the Kentucky Association of Counties on a lease/sale financing program, allows the county to keep virtually new dump trucks in service at a relative low price. The court unanimously approved the purchase of two new Mack Tri-Axle Trucks for $117, 674. each with Dump Bed, Third Axel, Pintle Hook and air lines. The Pintle Hook and air lines are for towing trailers.

County Solid Waste Coordinator reports dump cleanup

County Solid Waste Coordinator reported that a major dump site on Cooper Ridge Road had been cleaned up and the ground reseeded with grant money. "The people up there are real happy with the results," he said. He said that Adair County will not get its own Tire Amnesty program this year, but said he had been notified that Adair Countians can dispose of old tires through a program in Metcalfe County, with dates to be announced later.

Reading of roads

Adair County 911 Addressing and Mapping Coordinator Justin Bailey conducted the reading of the roads.The Court unanimously approved a second reading for a name change in District 3: Hadley Road to Sparks Cemetery Road; and First readings for Toto Lane, a private passageway off Allen Schoolhouse Road in District 1, and adding Curtis Lane in District 2 to county maintenance.

The report of Jailer Rick Wilson approved

Adair County Regional Jailer Rick Wilson's report was heard and unanimously approved. He reported net to be billed of $62,392.47 for the month of January. Inmate labor total 2411 hours, valued at $19,288.00 to Adair County Recycling, Green River Animal Shelter, Adair County Road Department, Center on Aging, City of Columbia, Adair Food Pantry, Adair Annex, Search and Rescue, and Breeding Fire Department.

He also noted that Class D Facility had cut firewood which is available free through Family Services.

Routine matters handled routinely

The minutes of the January 10 meeting, approval of County Road Superintendent Jobe Darnell's Road Report, and the second readings of the ordinances were handled routinely, with unanimous approval on each in separate actions. Although court orders were on the agenda, CJE Ann Melton announced that there were none to be considered this session.

Besides the Judge and Fiscal Court, also present included Sheriff Harrison Moss, Court Recorder Lisa Lee, County Treasurer Barry Corbin, County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, Jailer Rick Wilson, County Addressing and Mapping Coordinator Justin Bailey, County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair, County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell, County Emergency Disaster Manager Greg Thomas, Chamber President Roger Meadows, and Chamber Executive Coordinator Sue Stivers.

End of report for February 14, 2012 meeting


Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at7:00pmCT, each second Tuesday. The meetings are open to thepublic.
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Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin (2000)
  • Adair County Coroner Todd Akin (20011
  • Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair (2007)
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
  • Adair County Jailer Rick Wilson (2011)
  • Adair County PVA Wm. Feese, Jr.
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss
  • Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

  • County Judge Executive Ann Melton (2007) is a voting member ofFiscal Court and may vote on all proposals before the court; Office:Adair Courthouse Annex
Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court:
  • District 1: Harold Burton (2011)
  • District 2: Daryl Flatt (2011)
  • District 3: Sammy Baker (2007)
  • District 4: Perry Reeder (2007)
  • District 5: Billy Dean Coffey (Feb. 2005) (270) 384-4201
  • District 6: Joe Rogers (1990)
  • District 7: Billy Rowe (2011)
Adair County Constables
  • District 1: William "Bill" Troutwine
  • District 2: Shannon Rowe (2011)
  • District 3: Robert R. Loy
  • District 4: Chris Janes (2011)
  • District 5: Tim Bottoms
  • District 6: Jason T. Rector
  • District 7: Joe Collins, Jr.

  • Adair County Finance Officer, Fiscal Court Clerk Gale Cowan
  • Adair County Judge Administrative Assistant Lisa Lee
  • Adair County Mapping and Addressing Coordinator Justin Bailey
  • Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Greg Thomas
  • Adair County Treasurer Barry Corbin
  • Adair County Roads Supervisor Jobe Darnell
  • Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
  • Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair

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2012-02-19 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
In deep thought and in impromptu telephone conversation during the Tuesday, February 14, 2012, regular monthly meeting of Adair Fiscal Court. When Joe Rogers (District 6), left raised the issue of a piece of badly needed Adair County Road Department equipment being out of service, Magistrate Billy Rowe (District 7) took matters into hand and called the mechanic for first hand information. At right is Adair County Jailer Rick Wilson. Clicking Readmore accesses the full story of the Fiscal Court meeting - but not much more about the machine, which reworks ditches and prevents the flooding which floats away blacktop roads. -EW

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