August 28, 2018 – Approved Fiscal Court Minutes

The regular meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court was held on the 28th day of August, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Members present at the meeting were:

Patty Burke
John Caywood
Donnie Coffman
Jack Hendricks
Dickie Mayes
Phil Sammons
Judge Harold McKinney

Others present at the meeting were County Treasurer Mary Conley, County Clerk Trille Bottom, County Attorney Lynne Dean, Sheriff Derek Robbins, IT Director Bill Nichols, EMA Director Mike Wilder, Public Works Director Duane Campbell, Jailer Barry Harmon, Representative Daniel Elliott, Shannon Greene, Laurent Nash, Jacob Pankey, Gary Chidester, Brian Wofford, Steve Hunter, Howard Hunt, Ruby Cline-Eaten, Mike Rogers, Jonathon Wesley, Tom Ellis, Jody Lassiter, Susie Kelly, Colton Kelly, Mark Franklin, Rick Serres, Jason Cullen, Libby Suttles and Niki Kinkade.

Judge McKinney called the meeting to order. Magistrate Mayes gave the invocation.

Colton Kelly, a student from Toliver Elementary, led the Court in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge McKinney made the motion to bestow the title of Honorary Magistrate upon Mr. Kelly. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the Fiscal Court Minutes from the August 14th meeting. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Libby Suttles discussed the Child Development Center. The new school year has kicked off and the Court is invited to visit. There are still more children then space. This is the center’s 25th year as an independent pre-school. On November 3rd there will be a fundraiser at Warrenwood Manor. The center is currently serving 62 children at the center and 14 are enrolled in the outpatient program.

Niki Kinkade discussed the Community Arts Center. There were eleven weeks of summer camps. Two hundred campers enjoyed 13 different camps. Twenty-three scholarships were given out for children who could not afford the camps. The Community Arts Center holds the only VSA contract in Kentucky, this allows for special needs classrooms.

Judge McKinney gave the 2nd reading of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) Bond Issue. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the 2nd reading of the EMRMC Bond Issue. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMA Director Mike Wilder discussed the After Action Report (AAR) for the Active Shooter Drill that was held at the Boyle County High School August 3rd. The drill was held to test five core capabilities; initial call, search and rescue, medical triage, communications, and multi-jurisdictional coordination. There were 117 students, parents, staff and 50 first responders that participated in the drill. The tactical medical team was very impressive. EMA Director Wilder asked to be able to apply for a 50/50 Special Funds Grant to buy a $600.00 camera for future drills. Magistrate Mayes made the motion to approve the 50/50 Special Funds Grant. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Shannon Greene discussed the added cost for A1C and PSA testing at the Health Fair. The price for A1C for everyone will be $1,950.00. PSA for men over forty will be $840.00. Judge McKinney recommends adding the tests. Magistrate Mayes made the motion to approve adding A1C and PSA testing. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Judge McKinney presented the Compensatory Time Agreement for Solid Waste Employee Lance Cotton. Magistrate Mayes made the motion to approve the Compensatory Time Agreement. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

County Treasurer Mary Conley discussed Moody’s Annual Comments. Boyle County has an AA3 rating. The main factor to maintain the current rating is to retain the current surplus to offset credits.

County Treasurer Mary Conley presented the compensating County tax rate. The real estate compensating rate is 6.7 cents, personal property 8.78 cents, distilled spirits 8.78 cents, aircraft 8.78 cents, watercraft 8.78 cents, tobacco & storage 1.5 cents, Agricultural Products 4.5 cents, and motor vehicles and watercraft 6.9 cents. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the compensating tax rate. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Jailer Barry Harmon gave the Joint Jail Update. There are currently 271 inmates.

The Court acknowledged receiving the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) update.

Jacob Pankey discussed The Historic Tax Credit for work that has been done to the Courthouse. Tax Credits of $150,068.76 was approved in July. Magistrate Hendricks made the motion to approve bidding out the historic tax credits. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the extension of McKinney’s Janitorial Contract. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.
Sheriff Derek Robbins discussed the Taser quotes. Gulf States Distributors is the cheapest and is easy to work with. Six Tasers will cost $1,022.00 each. This will give a Taser to every road deputy, one in every Courtroom, and one at the entrance door. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve purchasing the Tasers from Gulf States. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

County Treasurer Mary Conley discussed General Funds Investments and the Treasurers responsibility for investing the County’s money. After some research, Treasurer Conley has moved $500,000.00 to Community Trust Bank’s Money Market that is offering a 2.2% rate. The account will be monitored and can be moved should a better rate be found. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the Treasurers actions. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

The Court acknowledged the County’s July 2018 financial statement.

Judge McKinney presented the proposed TransNav Technologies Tax Incentive package Ordinance for approval. Twenty-seven jobs are planned over a 15 year period. The County portion shall not exceed $38,966.05. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the first reading of the Ordinance. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Burkes discussed the Animal Control Committee update. Live traps are loaned out to the public to capture nuisance animals. The delivering, picking up, and setting free the animals takes up a lot of time and Animal Control would like to discontinue the service. Both Magistrates Burkes and Coffman feel the service should be continued. With the possibility of having the people come and pick up the traps themselves. The electric bills are lower with the new building. Magistrate Burke made the motion to approve the committee update. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the EMS Committee update. The active shooter drill was discussed. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the committee update. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Sammons discussed the Public Works Committee update. The Public Works is getting ready to start their 3rd round of mowing. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the committee update. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the Sheriff Committee update. The Sheriff’s Office will provide two School Resource Officers (SRO) to the Danville School District. Danville School District will reimburse the Sheriff’s Office for the Officers. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the committee update. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Coffman discussed the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee update. The 2018 Litter Abatement Grant and the Waste Tire Program were reviewed. Magistrate Coffman made the motion to approve the committee update. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

The Run, Hide, Fight Video will be played August 31st in the Courthouse for employees to watch.

EMS Director Brad Ellis’ last day will be August 31st. Solid Waste Director Donna Fechter’s last day will be November 30th.

The Court recognized Representative Daniel Elliott being at the meeting.

Magistrate Mayes asked if the mowing “Long Arm” tractor operates on the same schedule as the regular mowing. Public Works Director Duane Campbell stated that the “Long Arm” operates all the time during the season.

Magistrate Hendricks informed the Court that the Veterans Luncheon will be held November 12th. Ancil Shepherd, WWII Veteran, just turned 100 this month and received national recognition.

Magistrate Caywood discussed observing the Advanced Technology Training at Georgetown Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). Boyle County BCTC is currently $300,000.00 short of the money needed to start a smaller but similar program here.

Magistrate Coffman made the motion to pay the bills and adjourn. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Adjourn,

Harold W. McKinney
County Judge Executive