Fiscal Court tackles business at special-called meeting

SETH DUKES

Newsroom Coordinator


The Meade County Fiscal Court met on July 20 for a special-called meeting after the regularly scheduled Court meeting was canceled on July 13.

During committee reports, Magistrate Billy Sipes said that details are getting worked out on a new granary for the county. He said that it’s coming together slowly, but surely.

The Court also voted unanimously to purchase the former Derby Tank Car site in Ekron for a price of $91,000.

Year-end financials were also provided to the magistrates. Judge-Executive Leslie Stith said that everything looked good, and that he felt it was a strong, healthy financial report.

The Court opened a bid from Prodigy Construction for an architectural drawing of what the dispatch and jail addition would look like. At this meeting, the Court decided to seek more bids for the project. However, at a subsequent meeting, the Court accepted the approximately $61,500 bid due to having opened it and disclosed the contents of the bid.

Court members voted unanimously to split the cost of Brandenburg’s new boat dock with the city, which means the county will pay $19,956. Those funds were already budgeted for this project.

In other business, the Court voted to:

– Reappoint Jacob Mattingly and Tim Latondress to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

– Terminate one Solid Waste employee.

– Terminate an EMS employee.

– Accept the Meade County Sheriff local tax settlement.

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