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At the regularly scheduled meeting of Metcalfe County fiscal court on July 13, one of the main topics of discussion was the approval of an ABC regulatory fee.
The fee, which is just being instated at the maximum 5%, will bring in revenues that can be used by the county in specific ways, according to ABC Administrator Lorrie Gilpin.
When the county began alcohol sales in 2016, the regulatory fee became an option, however, not everything was in place.
“At the time we couldn’t make the change because we didn’t have an ordinance. It’s part of KRS rules, and it has to be redone every year,” said Gilpin.
The monies can be used for anything associated with the sale of alcohol, including policing.
“Can the Sheriff’s office buy equipment they need?” Asked Magistrate Miller.
“If it pertains to alcohol,” Gilpin replied.
Also on the agenda was the approval of the contribution to Metcalfe County 911, to the tune of $10,452.
“We’ve got to have them,” said Magistrate Miller.
Judge Stilts advised that he was in favor of it, as long as they were providing what they were supposed to.
It was unanimously approved.
The treasurer settlement for fiscal year 20/21 was approved, as well as the finials report and budget.
Solid Waste Coordinator Scotty Mosby was present to request the approval of advertising funding for the household hazardous waste disposal, and it was unanimously approved.
Although not listed on the agenda, Mosby also requested that the magistrates consider a newer truck for solid waste. Stilts advised it would be placed on the agenda for further discussion.