Metcalfe and Barren
At the September 28 regularly scheduled meeting of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court, the main topic of discussion was Fiscal Courts’ approval of the Emergency Operation Plan, addressed by Emory Kidd of Emergency Management.
It was approved, pending crucial changes. The former Mayor and former Judge/ Executive were still listed by name. Count Attorney Barry Gilley suggested a change of terminology.
“Emory, it needs to say ‘presiding mayor or judge’ that way it translates from term to term,” Gilley said.
The state of the county regarding COVID was also discussed.
The county currently has the second-highest COVID rate in the region.
The COVID protocol plan first reading was approved, as was the Holiday Hill Road Extension Ordinance. The court also acknowledged the Metcalfe Clerks 2020 audit.
The budget, inter-fund transfers, and claims were approved.
Treasurer Page Edwards asked to address the court regarding the jailer’s prior request for pay raises for himself and his deputy.
“After our last meeting I emailed Robert Brown of DLG,” said Edwards.
“He said that for the record he has not spoken to our jailer and he is aware that we do not have a jail.”
She further stated the email from Brown said the jailer and jailer’s deputy were not eligible for raises at this time.
However, Jailer Shive was not present for comment.