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Adair County Fiscal Court Meeting 14 Mar 2017 - Report
At the Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 regular session of Adair Fiscal Court
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By Ed Waggener
The Adair County Fiscal Court showed it's resolve to clear the roadsides and countryside of litter with the establishment of a blue ribbon 10-person committee comprised of a passionate and dedicated environmentally friendly membership. Named to the Litter Abatement Advisory Committee were Magistrates Harold Burton (1) and Terry Hadley (7), and Vicky Pike, Wendy Burt, Doug Keaton, Tony Rose, Kelli Bonifer, CJE Andrea Waggener, David Smith, and Pam Hancock.
The action came in the 35-minute meeting which held with Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey, (District 7) presiding in the absence of CJE Michael Lee Stephens. All magistrates, Harold Burton (1), Daryl Flatt (2), Sammy Baker (3), Perry Reeder (4), (Coffey), Greg Caldwell (6), and Terry Hadley (7), present. Magistrate Coffey said that the committee will have the counsel of Lisa Greer, now County Court Clerk, who was deeply involved in the highly successful Litter Abatement program headed by Solid Waste Coordinator A.L. Sinclair in the administration of CJE Ann Melton.
Magistrate Coffey reported that Judge Stephens is now in his office about two hours a day, and that his recovery is going well. He said that Judge Stephens plans to conduct the April 2017 Fiscal Court meeting. He conveyed Judge Stephens thanks for prayers, cards and encouragement following his surgery.
Changes in Recycling/Litter Abatement
Magistrate Daryl Flatt (2) proposed changes in the Adair County Recycling Center and the Litter Abatement Program, with to allow David Smith, head of the department, to work both in in Litter Abatement (trash pickup program) Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, and Jerry Antle to work in Litter Abatement on Thursdays and Fricays. The aim is to have five day per week trash pickup. The change was unanimously approved. The court also approved the installation of a land line telephone at the Recycling Center.
Court approves Rural Secondary Roads recommendation
The Adair County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the Rural Secondary Roads recommendation presented by Kayla Price, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 office, Somerset. For list of roads and details of projects, see 2017-2018 Rural Secondary Roads Recommendation for Adair County
Court votes to divvy anticipated Flex Funds evenly among 7 districts
At the meeting, on a motion by Daryl Flatt, the magistrates voted to divide the $257,149 in Flex Funds evenly among the districts, with projects to be announced at a later date. Adair SAR receives $2,500 stipend
The court granted a request by Glenn Martin, head of the Adair County Search & Rescue, for funding help - a $2,500 stipend from Adair Fiscal Court - which was unanimously approved on a motion by Sammy Baker (3), with a second by Perry Reeder (4). Magistrate Baker, hidden from camera, above, commended the ASAR, saying they do a great job.
The SAR present a Financial Disclosure Report, which showed revenues of $5,065 plus a carryover of $3,800, and appropriations of $7,600. for Fiscal Year 2016. Besides Martin, other officers of the SAR, are Shannon Rowe, Vice President; Joe Collins, Secretary; Billy Bloyd, Treasurer; and members Toni Humphress and Mike Keltner. The board is appointed by Mike Keltner, Emergency Management Director.
Regional Jailer Joey White gives report
Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White reported that the jails February revenues totalled $118,572.40, which after deducting Adair County inmate costs, and adding booking fees, medical expenses for Cumberland County inmates, other income, per diem, and home incarceration fees left a total to collect of $81,681.13 to collect.
He reported that the Adair County Restricted Custody Center provided 2533 hours of total services to the Adair County Recycling Center, the Adair Road Department, Green River Animal Shelter, the Center on Aging, City of Columbia Maintenance, Columbia Sanitation, Adair County Pride litter pickup, Adair County Annex Janitor service, Adair County Board of Education, and Cumberland County Fiscal Court, with a value of $20,264.
Minutes approved for three meetings
The court approved minutes for three sessions: Febuary 14, 2017 Regular meeting, for February 24, 2017 special called meeting, and for March 7, 2017 special called meeting. All three were approved without descension, with those not present abstaining.
The court approved disbursements of $83,035 for supplies and services from various vendors. The vote to approve was unanimous vote
Sheriff Harrison Moss reported $134.310.45 in total tax receipts, for the month of February, 2017, which, after fees and commissions were a net total of $121,131.22.
Sheriff Moss remind the court of his request to used Sheriff's Department excess fees for purchasing cars for his department. The court delayed action, pending possibility of a grant which could pay up to 35% of the cost of the cruisers. The CJE's office is working with Judy Keltner of the Lake Cumberland Area Development Office to secure a grant.
(See also: Adair County Sheriff's Activity Report, February 2017).
The Green River Animal Shelter reported the following for February 2017:
TOTAL COLLECTIONS - $920
Road Department report Road Foreman Terry Corbin said that the department had been doing equipment maintenance in readiness for spring mowing. Corbin said that the department was running smoothly. His report was approved unanimously.
Reading of Roads
The court approved first readings for:
The Court approved Adair County Road Corrections to be submitted to the Lake Cumberland Area Development District for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. They included: Name change:
The Court Approved a Court Order giving Treasurer Melinda Finn permission to issue a check to the Kentucky State Treasurer in the amount of $4,956.75 for unspent funds on an illegal Open Dump Remediation Grant. The dump cleanup receipts came in under the estimated project amount.
The refund comes from a $16,698.72 grant, used to clean up an Allen Sparks Road Dump and another on Wheeler Hill Road.
The report of Adair County Treasure Melinda Quinn was unanimously received. Treasurer Quinn reported a March 01, 2017, cash balance of $2,182,229.53.
The court approved a second reading of an ordinance amending the 2016-2016 budget to include previously unbudget receipts total $640,804, largest amount of that being for $375,212. in County Road Aid. The action was approved unanimously.
In other action, Vicky Pike reminded the court that Poison Hemlock is becoming an increasingly dangerous threat to livestock. Magistrate Sammy Baker concurred. He said that the invasive plant is spreading far more rapidly than nodding thistle ever did. Magistrate Baker said that livestock do not normally graze on poison hemlock, but will be pastures are thin in dry time.
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