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Meeting Schedule Changes

By PJ Martin

Editor

The Herald-News

 

The Metcalfe County fiscal court met in regular session last Tuesday. All were in attendance except County Attorney Sharon Howard.

Judge /Executive Larry Wilson asked if the magistrates would consider changing the dates for the fiscal court meeting to Thursdays instead of Tuesdays on the 2nd and 4th week of each month.

Magistrate Daniel Bragg expressed that most of the requests he received were people asking if it could be held later such as after work hours. Magistrate Ronnie Miller said, “The County and the city both have tried that and they didn’t get any more participation.”

Magistrate Kevin Crain was concerned, “The only thing is having it on Tuesdays if we had to cancel and have a special called we could move it to a Thursday. Now if we have it on Thursdays, if it’s late enough in the month, you’re gonna, you might catch another month.”

Most of the magistrates were ok with changing the schedule and Treasurer Page Edwards explained the reason behind the request. “It gives us a little more time to get things together and get the claims out to you prior to the meeting,” adding that bills (claims) come in on Monday morning and it gives more time to get the claims ready and to the magistrates before the meeting.

A motion was made to change the meeting schedule to Thursdays the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month beginning in February. The motion was approved.

Next, the court approved the motion to begin the process of adding Hope Road to the county road maintenance list. Magistrate Daniel Bragg and Road Supervisor Chris Compton looked at the road and said there shouldn’t be a problem making it a county road. He advised that the bridge was also in good shape.

Bragg said there is currently one water tap on the road and that at least 5 people would like to have water.

There were no budget or inter-fund transfers and the claims were approved.

 

Other business

Former Judge Executive Harold Stilts was in attendance and asked if there had been a follow-up concerning the damage to the Mosby Ridge Road by the crew that removed the bridge in 2022. Stilts advised that the county should receive money for the damages to the road.

Judge Wilson replied that the road damage issue was still in the hands of the attorneys.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9 a.m. As of February, the meetings will move to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays 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.

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