The Butler County Fiscal Court met during the regular session on Jan. 14. Gray Tomblyn Commissioner of Rural and Municipal Aide was in attendance for the meeting. He briefly spoke about upgrades that were coming for the county. The discussion was opened up to the public during the meeting.
Concerns discussed were bridges to upgrade in the county. Big Jim Road and Brooklyn Chapel Road are to be improved. In addition, Highway 79/231 to Russellville was discussed as a long- term future plan to be improved. The decision was made to make it more passable, using the standards of 79 from Russellville to Elkton.
In other business:
Stevie Givens was approved to be appointed as Chair in the event that Butler County Judge/Executive Tim Flener could not be present. The majority voted in approval of the motion, Timmy Givens was the only one that voted Nay.
It was approved for the Butler County Sheriff’s Department to purchase a 2019 car in the amount of $24,976. The motion was amended for the purchase. The purchase amount was raised to $25,581.
Approved – to allow 1st District Constable Jeff Parker, 2nd District Constable Dale Willis, 3rd District Constable Tony Givens, and 4th District Constable Jeff Raymer and 5th District Constable Jody Henderson to run blue lights on their vehicles.
A yearly contract was approved with Bob Womack, R & R Electronics, for him to receive a $700 yearly fee. Under the agreement, $350 will be paid out of the Jail Commissary Funds and $350 will be paid by the Butler County Fiscal Court.
All part-time employees at the Butler County Jail were approved to receive a pay bump. The new hourly rate will be $11 an hour.
Approved – Butler County Jail Policy and Procedure Amendment for 2019 – KACO recommendations.
Approved – to extend Tabitha Phelps at Butler County Animal Shelter to 100 plus hours until Jan. 28.
Stevie Costello’s bid was approved to purchase the gas chipper, model 150, brush bandit, Ford gas motor, serial number 17977 in the amount of $3,500.
The bid from Physio-Control was approved, to purchase a Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillator in the amount of $31,095.99 through a Homeland Security Grant.
Butler County Road Department employee Jonathon Deweese was approved to sell scrap tile, metal, and chiller.
The following property was approved to be sold as surplus property:
Jail 2002 Ford Crown Vic 2FAHP71W53X163281
DES 2000 Ford/Expedition 1FMPU16L3YLB42567
Jail 1997 Ford/Econoline Van 350 1FBJS31L9VHB54177
Jail 1996 Ford/E350 Van 1FBJS31H2THA75782
Approved – the second reading on Ordinance Amending the Regulating of the Collection of Annual Membership Dues/Subscriber Fees for Volunteer Fire Departments within Butler County Kentucky.
Approved – to hire Charlie Tomes at a pay of $28,000 a year and with a start date of Jan. 29.