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Adair County Fiscal Court Report 08 Aug 2017 - Report

In the 09 August 2017 regular session of Fiscal Court
  • Court delays action on Retail Academy survey to study proposal, find the money in tight budget
  • AC Regional Jailer Joey White's report approved
  • Andrea Waggener re-appointed to LCADD board
  • ABC Ordinance amended to address new state ABC rules approved on 2nd Reading
  • Sheriff's Policy and Procedures 2nd reading approved
  • County Administrative Code 1st reading approved
  • County votes to advertise for two crew cab pickups - expected to cost $36,000 each
  • Animal Shelter director commended for excellent July 2017; two high bidders awarded surplus animal shelter items, netting total of $13.55
  • Several new hires approved, including 911, animal shelter
  • Treasurer Melinda Quinn reports July ending cash balance
  • Court approves new Adair County Deputy Coroner

  • Routine matters handled routinely

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By Ed Waggener

Adair County's revenue and budget problems slowed a possible move to join with the City of Columbia and the Columbia-Adair County Economic Development effort to hire Retail Strategies/Retail Academy to conduct a survey of opportunities for additional retail sales in Adair County, putting the plan on hold for at least brief time. The contribution by the county would have allowed the plan for a modest, $15,000 survey by the Birmingham, Al group, to move forward immediately; the city had voted to fund it's part of the program, contingent on anticipated approval by Fiscal Court last night, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, with CJE Mike Stephens presiding.

However, all the court present asked for more information before proceeding, and were looking to Treasurer Melinda Quinn to offer guidance, which she agreed to do, but was unwilling to do so on such short notice.

The county's budget, already tight, now has approximately $70,000 in projected available funds based on anticipated revenues for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Daryl Flatt thinks survey a good idea, but thinks EDA should fund it

Magistrate Daryl Flatt, a member of the budget committee, said that his first impression is that the survey is a good idea. But he said the Court requires financial statements before contributing to requests such as this one. His position is that the EDA's cash position - approximately $160,000 - is better than the county's and that they should be primarily responsibible for funding.

The Retail Academy/Retail Strategies survey goals would be to 1) Attract new, complimentary, retail and restaurant businesses, 2) Better understand the market and it's unique opportunities, and 3) Support and retain local buisesses, according to an information sheet presented at the meeting.

A GAP Analysis which was part of the information sheet noted that within a 10 minute drive of Columbia, "consumers are leaving the market to spend substantial Amounts of money on: 1) Building materials ($6.2 million), 2) Grocery products ($12.8 million), and 3) Food Service ($6.8 million)."

The matter did not receive a motion to proceed, and was tabled, for now.

Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White's Report
Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White reported total charges of $126,66.38 for the month of July, which, after other revenues were added in and other deductions for Adair County ($48,388.96) and other expenses, left $84,852.95 to collect.

Jailer White reported that the Adair County Restricted Custody Center provided 2,656 hours of service, which, if paid at $8.00/hour, would have been $21,248.

His report was accepted unanimously.

Andrea Waggener approved for LCADD board

Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener was unanimously re-appointed to the Lake Cumberland Area Development Board. The appointment is a joint one, approved on 07 Aug 2017, by the Columbia City Council.

First reading given to update of Adair County Administrative Code

A first reading was given to the Adair County Administrative Code. The first reading was unanimously approved on a motion by Magistrate Daryl Flatt (2), with a second by Magistrate Terry Hadley (7), and all concurring in a voice vote.

Second readings unanimously approved

Second reading for the ABC Ordinance Amendment, which was updated to address certain changes made by the State, including language to prevent home deliveries in the county which would have been allowed without the amendment, (Shannon Sexton: Clarification on Adair ABC Ordinance update )and language which will prevent the establishment of stand-alone bars in the county Deputy ABC Commissioner Shannon Sexton was present. The measure was approved unanimously on a motion by Magistrate Terry Hadley (7) with a second by Greg Caldwell (6).

A Second Reading of the Sheriff's Department Policy & Procedures, which addressed handling of Data Breaches, was unanimously approved on a motion by Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey (5), with a second by Terry Hadley (7), with all magistrates affirming in a voice vote.

Terry Corbin delivers Road Report

Terry Corbin delivered the road department report. He said everything is going smoothly, that the mowing is ongoing and that Johnson grass is the biggest worry at the moment.

Magistrate Daryl Flatt noted the problems with the county's equipment, especially the need for two new crew cab pickups. The pickups are available at the State Bid Price of approximately $36,000 per, locally, the same as the State Bid Price. Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison Corbin told the magistrates that bids would not have to be advertised if the trucks are purchased on the State Contract, and are purchased from the dealership in Frankfort holding the State Contract, but that if the trucks are purchased from a local dealer, bids would be necessary.

The magistrates voted unanimously to advertise for bids.

Route Matters handled routinely

Several Agenda items were routinely handled, had no presentation, or were passed with little or no discussion:

The Agenda for the meeting was approved unanimously

Minutes for the July 11 Regular and July 21, 2017 Special Called meetings were approved, with one correction noting Magistrate Daryl Flatt abstained from one vote.

Disbursements - As presented by Treasurer Melinda Quinn were unanimously approved>

No presentation - There were no court orders, no reading of roads, no Sheriff's Report.

Two bids received on Animal Shelter surplus items

Treasurer Melinda Quinn opened bids for surplus Green River Animal Shelter items with the following awards:
First District Magistrate Harold Burton had the only and highest bid on a refrigerator, and was awarded the item for $2.
Seventh District Magistrate Terry Hadley had the highest bid for a pressure washer and was awarded the item for $11.55; the only other bid was from Magistrate Burton, who bid $5.00.
The bids were advertised and bidding was open to the public.

The shelter's July report was unanimously accepted, and Director Tammy Campbell, who was present, was commended for the excellent job she is doing by Magistrate Daryl Flatt, who moved approval of the report, which was unanimously approved.

The animal shelter Reported Intake & Dispositions from: Jimmy Harmon, Dog Warden, 20 dogs, 10 cats; Green County, 12 dogs; Adoptions, 39; Rescued 7; Sponsored Adoptions, 22. Surrenders, 22.

The Animal Shelter Collections were: Adoptions, $1,295; Surrenders, $439.50; Donations, $373; and Sponsored Adoptions, $80.

Treasurer Melinda Quinn reports cash balance of $1,322,569.92

The court unanimously voted to receive the report of Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn. At the end of July, 2017, the county had a cash balance of $1,322,569.92.

The court also approved budget amendments and budget transfers requested by the Treasurer.

Personnel matters:

Mike Keltner was unanimously approved to be Deputy Adair County Coroner, as recommended by CJE Mike Stephens, on a motion by Harold Burton (District 1), with a second by Sammy Baker (3).

Dustin Posey, Raena Steele, and Joshua Huffman were unanimously approved, in separate actions, as part time 911 Center employees at $9.60 per hour, on the recommendation of CJE Mike Stephens.

Roger Firkins was approved as an Assistant Director, at $9.60 per hour at the Animal Shelter to fulfill a Part Time vacancy at the shelter.

The meeting was well attended, with CJE Mike Stephens presiding and Magistrates Harold Burton Daryl Flatt (District 2), Sammy Baker (3), Billy Dean Coffey (5), Greg Caldwell (6), and Terry Hadley (7); only Magistrate Perry Reeder was not present. Also, County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin; Session Recorder Gale Cowan; Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White; Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss, Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn; Shannon Sexton, Adair County Deputy ABC commissioner; HR Secretary Bridgette Compton, GRAS Director Tammy Campbell; Marc Evans, Deputy Adair County Regional Jailer; Tiffany Kessler, Field representative for Rep. James Comer, Eastern 11 Counties of the District. Members of the media, and others.

End of REPORT for regular meeting, Tue 08 Aug 2017 2017

Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 6pmCT, each second Tuesday, in the basement of the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public.
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens
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 Lisa Greer (2007)
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
  • Adair County Jailer Joey White (2011)
  • Adair County PVA Jeff Feese
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss
  • Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

  • County Judge Executive Mike Stephens (2007) is a voting member of Fiscal 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: Greg Caldwell (2015)
  • District 7: Terry Hadley (2015)
Adair County Constables
  • District 1: William "Bill" Troutwine
  • District 2: Shannon Rowe (2011)
  • District 3: Robert R. Loy
  • District 4: Ed Wigal (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 Deputy Judge Executive Andrea Waggener
  • Adair County Mapping and Addressing Coordinator - Open
  • Adair County 911 Supervisor: Jason Upchurch
  • Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Mike Keltner
  • Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn
  • Adair County Roads Foreman Terry Corbin
  • Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
  • Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator Jeremy Garmon

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Adair County Fiscal Court Regular 8 Aug 2017 session

2017-08-09 - Basement, Adair County Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener,
Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens presided at the regular second Tuesday session of Adair County Fiscal Court with all members present except for Fourth District Magistrate Perry Reeder. Above, Magistrates Sammy Baker (3), Daryl Flatt (2), Harold Burton (1) eclipsed by lamp; Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener, partially eclipsed by lamp; CJE Michael Lee Stephens, standing; Session Recorder Gale Cowan; Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, almost totally eclipsed by lamp; Magistrate Billy Dean Coffey (5), Magistrate Greg Caldwell (6), and Magistrate Terry Corbin, mostly eclipsed by lamp. - EW -

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Road Foreman Terry Corbin: Fighting Johnson grass, getting new pickups

2017-08-10 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener,
Adair County Road Foreman gave a brief report to the Tue 08 Aug 2017 regular session of Adair Fiscal Court, noting that all is well, mowing is going well, though Johnson Grass is especially pesky this season. Magistrate Daryl Flatt, recommended new crew cab pickups for the Road Department, and the court vote unanimously to advertise for bids. On the state contract, the trucks will cost approximately $36,000 each. No bid advertisement is needed to buy off the state contract, but members of the court believe they can match or better the price through a local dealer, and felt the delay and added advertising cost would be well worth the effort to have service more readily available. - EW. Photo (c) Click Read More access the full story of meeting/with photos.

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