December 11, 2018 – Fiscal Court Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court was held on the 11th day of December, 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 Clerk Trille Bottom, County Treasurer Mary Conley, County Attorney Lynne Dean, Sheriff Derek Robbins, IT Director Bill Nichols, Public Works Director Duane Campbell, Steve Hunter, EMS Director Mike Rogers, Solid Waste Director Angela Muncy, Tom Ellis, Howard Hunt, John Hambel, Jennifer Kirchner, Steve Knight, Jason Cullen, Shannon Greene, Bruce Nichols, Tommy McGirr, Arnold Marshall, Ronald Short, Chris Herron, Mary Beth Touchstone, Harold Logue, Susan Megilligan, Jane Brantley, Evan Teague, Katerina Stoykova, Madonna Fechter, Jacob Wardrip, and Bobbie Curd.

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

Donna Fechter, retired Solid Waste Director, led the Court in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge McKinney made the motion to bestow the title of Honorary Magistrate upon Miss Fechter. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Coffman made the motion to approve the Fiscal Court Minutes from the November 29th meeting. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Bruce Nichols discussed Helping Hands and introduced the Board Members present, Arnold Marshall, Tommy McGirr, and Phil Sammons. Helping Hands was started September 2011. To date, 328 people have received assistance in 2018.

Shannon Greene discussed the full time hire of Jacob Wardrip as Animal Control Officer 2. The effective date will be December 18th starting at $13.92 an hour. Magistrate Burke made the motion to approve the hiring of Jacob Wardrip. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Mayes made the motion to approve the Courthouse Clock Contract Renewal with no changes from last year. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Jennifer Kirchner discussed the Convention & Visitor Bureau Board appointment of Susan Megilligan to replace John Learned. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the appointment of Susan Megilligan. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor. Susan Megilligan’s term will end December 31, 2019.

Jennifer Kirchner announced that, the Court will be receiving a $1,000.00 check for the Friends of Constitution Square Endowment Fund from the Convention & Visitor Bureau.

Jennifer Kirchner stated that taxes are being paid by the local Airbnb’s.

Judge McKinney discussed the Bluegrass Area Development District Citizen appointment. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to nominate Harold McKinney to the position. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor. Harold McKinney’s term will end December 31, 2021.

Magistrate Burke made the motion to approve the reappointment of Gary Barkman to the Human Rights Commission. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor. Gary Barkman’s term will end December 31, 2021.

Per written request by Junction City Mayor Jim Douglas, the Court appointed Linda Gammon to replace Vickie Bowling on the Ethics Commission. Magistrate Coffman made the motion approve the appointment. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor. Linda Gammon’s term will end June 30, 2020.

The Court acknowledged the Sheriff’s Office 2017 Audit.

Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve payment for the new ambulance upon delivery. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMS Director Mike Rogers discussed the Professional Liability Addendum (PLA) for Dr. Jeremy Stitch. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the PLA and pay the Addendum. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Judge McKinney discussed Trille Bottom, Fiscal Court Clerk’s resignation effective December 31, 2018. Judge McKinney recommends putting forth a Request for Proposal (RFP). There are 24 regular Fiscal Court meetings a year plus special meetings. County Treasurer Mary Conley proposed having the Personnel Committee review the position. Magistrate Mayes made the motion to advertise the RFP. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

The Court acknowledged the Fiscal Court October 2018 statements.

Judge McKinney presented the Compensatory Time Agreement for jail employee William Asher. Magistrate Mayes made the motion to approve the Compensatory Time Agreement. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Burke discussed the Finance Committee Report. The Committee discussed how to disburse the Historic Tax Credit money. Magistrate Burke made the motion to approve the Finance Committee Report. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Hendricks made the motion to approve applying $80,000.00 towards weather sealing and painting the Courthouse and $56,000.00 towards the Constitution Square Endowment Fund, with the check for the Constitution Square Endowment fund to be written immediately. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Phil Sammons discussed the Public Works Committee Report. There will be one employee retiring soon. The road crew has already been out salting the roads this season. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the Public Works Committee Report. Magistrate Caywood seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Phil Sammons stated that he did not mean to belittle the EMS with his statement a few meetings ago. He knows that EMS handles more than just “sick people”.

Judge McKinney informed the Court that his good friend and the Nicholas County Judge Mike Pryor passed away yesterday. Judge McKinney would like to adjourn in his memory.

Dr. James Ramey has recently passed away. He was coroner for 44 years.

Magistrate Mayes discussed E911 not having meetings with the Sheriff as was agreed upon.

Magistrate Hendricks reminded the Court that the City/County Dinner will be Wednesday December 12th at the VFW.

Magistrate Caywood encouraged the Court to read the series on the Water Districts in Kentucky.

The CJCC meeting in January will discuss the Detention Center Report.

Judge Peckler has issued a press release about the Drug Court. Judge McKinney stated that he has not seen the release.

Magistrate Caywood made the motion to inform District 7 Department of Highways that the Boyle County Fiscal Court does not want the number of lanes on Main Street in Danville to change from the present design. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor. Magistrate Caywood would like for each Magistrate to sign the letter to District 7 showing their full support.

Magistrate Mayes informed the Court that the Boyle County Fire Department Dinner will be held tonight at 6 p.m.

Judge McKinney explained to the Court that the bill to Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, and Pennington for $6,402.99 is for legal fees incurred during the Kroger Tax Assessment appeal. Judge McKinney feels the Revenue Cabinet should be defending this lawsuit. He recommends meeting with the Taxing Authorities to determine how they would like to proceed.

County Treasurer Mary Conley requested a transfer from the General Fund to the Joint Jail account in the amount of $130,000.00.

Magistrate Coffman made the motion to pay the bills, make the transfer, and adjourn in the memory of County Judge Executive Mike Pryor and Dr. James Ramey. Magistrate Mayes seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Adjourn,

Harold W. McKinney
County Judge Executive