The July Meade County Fiscal Court Meeting was held on July 14. Judge/Executive Gerry Lynn was not present, and the court nominated Gary Chapman to run the meeting.
Bryan Zoeller spoke to the court in support of a drafted ordinance related to solar farms in Meade County. Zoeller spoke on behalf of a California-based renewable energy company.
“This ordinance strikes a good balance between protecting your property in Meade County and setting forth the rules and standards by which a solar company would need to come in and develop a project here,” said Zoeller. “The clarity that’s provided in this ordinance really gives a developer a road map on how they need to construct a project and operate a project here in Meade County.”
Zoeller said they were evaluating property along the Meade/Breckinridge county line to see if a project is feasible. Action will be taken on the ordinance at a later date.
A member of the public spoke to the Court about the city of Brandenburg’s rumored annexation of property. He asked if there was anything the Court could do to stop a nonconsensual annexation.
County Attorney Jessica Brown Roberts said that there wasn’t anything the Court could do in that situation. She explained that the city would first need to give a notice to annex property and pass an ordinance. Only then can the citizens circulate a petition in opposition of that, which would go to a vote.
As of today, Brandenburg “hasn’t taken any action whatsoever” toward annexation, according to Roberts.
In other businesses, the Court voted to:
— Approve the June 9 meeting minutes
— Approve the June 25 special meeting minutes
— Seek bids on a new ambulance.