By PJ Martin
The Metcalfe County fiscal court met on Thursday, December 28th for a special called meeting with all magistrates in attendance. County Attorney Sharon Howard was absent.
Judge/Executive Larry Wilson reminded the court that when a meeting is moved from its normally scheduled time to another it is considered a special called meeting and only items listed on the agenda can be discussed.
Edmonton Metcalfe Industrial Development Authority Chairperson Lisa Boswell came before the court requesting that the TVA RDAPP funds for 2022-2024 be transferred over to the Industrial Board account. “Prior to most of you becoming magistrates, the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court had approved the RDAPP funds to come to the Industrial Development Authority on September 27, 2022, and it was passed. I believe my predecessor Wes Jolly appeared to request these funds to be brought down to the county and then transferred to the Industrial Authority and I’m asking you today to go ahead and do that.”
During the discussion magistrate Kevin Crain asked, “Is this the same money that we was, can use for other projects?” Treasurer Page Edwards replied, “As long as it’s industrial.”
It was discussed that the plan for the RDAPP funds is to pay off notes for the county and city plus the BRADD loan.
A Resolution may need to be written and passed, but the approval had already been provided in September. A motion was made and approved to allow Treasurer Page Edwards to call and request the funds be sent to the county. Magistrate Daniel Bragg abstained from the vote due to his wife being secretary/treasurer of the Industrial Authority Board.
Next, office manager, Lynn Lunz of the sheriff’s office presented the yearly 2023 budget amendments consisting of disbursement increases of $11,900.98 and receipts line add-ons of $40,835. All were approved.
Magistrate Ronnie Miller requested approval to hire a carver who could turn the stump in the corner of the historic courthouse yard into a big wooden hornet sculpture. He advised that a couple of donations were received that would pay for the carver’s work and that the county would owe nothing. It was approved.
The court also approved the Orders of Affiliation for the Edmonton-Metcalfe, Summer Shade, and North Metcalfe between the rescue squads and Director Adam Bennett. These orders establish the chain of command between the local government and the rescue squads in times of response.
The budget and inter-fund transfers were approved.
The next meeting will be held according to the regular schedule of 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
This session of the Metcalfe County Fiscal Court can be viewed on their Facebook page at Metcalfe https://www.facebook.com/metcalfecountyfiscalcourt.