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Adair County Fiscal Court Report 08 Aug 2017 - Report
In the 09 August 2017 regular session of Fiscal Court
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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,
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.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.
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.
A LIST OF YOUR ADAIR COUNTY OFFICIALS
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754
OTHER ELECTED ADAIR COUNTY OFFICIALS
The ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT
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