The regular meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court was held on the 24th day of September, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Members present at the meeting were:
Others present at the meeting were County Treasurer Mary Conley, County Attorney Chris Herron, Fiscal Court Clerk Jeanine Sanders, Sheriff Derek Robbins, County Engineer Duane Campbell, Jailer Brian Wofford, EMS Supervisor Mike Rogers, Solid Waste Supervisor Angela Muncy, EMA Director Mike Wilder, Chad Holderman, Chris Stratton, Ben Guerrant, Melissa Jones, Christopher Whitsell, Deborah Sampson, Jessica Spradlin, Steve Cline, Louise Allen, Angela Ahern, Michael Mingey, Dustin Duvall, Josh Gooch, John Bell, Laurent Nash, Randy Graham, Niki Kinkade, Steve Hunter, and Ben Kleppinger with the Advocate Messenger.
Judge Hunt called the meeting to order and Magistrate Caywood gave the invocation.
Mackenzie Dailey, a student at Danville Christian Academy, led the Court in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge Hunt made a motion to bestow the title of Honorary Magistrate upon Ms. Dailey, seconded by Magistrate Cullen. All members voted in favor.
Judge Hunt gave a short statement regarding the conduct required at the Fiscal Court meetings.
The minutes from the September 10, 2019 meeting were presented by Judge Hunt. Magistrate Gay made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 10, 2019 meeting, seconded by Magistrate Cullen. There was no discussion. All Court members voted in favor.
Treasurer Conley presented the Bills totaling $629,685.99. In addition, Ms. Conley requested Cash Transfers from the General Fund of $100,000 into the EMS Fund and $21,500 from the General Fund into the Boyle Jail fund for the purchase of a jail vehicle. A motion to approve the Bills and the two Cash Transfers as presented was made by Magistrate Gay, seconded by Magistrate Short. There was no discussion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Treasurer Conley requested consideration for the immediate payment of the $1,581.03 WEX Fleet fuel bill, which was not included in the Bills. A motion to make the WEX Fleet vehicle fuel payment was made by Magistrate Gay, seconded by Magistrate Caywood. There was no discussion. All members voted in favor.
Jailer Brian Wofford and Chris Whitsell, a retired licensed clinical social worker, presented a Distinguished Service Award to Deputy Jailer Jessica Spradlin for her extraordinary service at the scene of an automobile accident.
Ben Guerrant, Director at the Senior Citizens Center, presented a report on the Adult Day Care Program, A Gathering Place for Seniors, free rides for senior citizens, and free meals delivered to the homes of senior citizens.
Niki Kinkade with The Art Center of the Bluegrass gave a short report on the Center’s activities.
Steve Hunter, the Planning and Zoning Director, briefly reviewed some recommendations to the Amendment of the Joint Zoning Ordinance-Phase II. Mr. Hunter reminded the Court that a County decision must be made in 90 days and he invited the Fiscal Court to attend the City of Danville’s working session on October 2, 2019. The Court agreed to collaborate with the City of Danville at the working meeting on October 2, 2019.
County Engineer Duane Campbell requested permission to bid for a full-size dump truck using budgeted funds. Magistrate Gay made a motion to approve the publication of a dump truck bid advertisement, seconded by Magistrate Sammons. There was no discussion. All members voted in favor.
Angela Muncy, Solid Waste Coordinator, asked the Fiscal Court for permission to apply for $4,717.71 of the KACo grant to be split evenly between Solid Waste and Recycling. A motion to approve the request for $4,717.71 from the KACo grant was made by Magistrate Gay, seconded by Magistrate Short. There was no discussion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Mike Rogers, EMS Director, requested permission to advertise for a Medic 3 vehicle using budgeted funds, which the paramedic supervisor will use to travel to the emergency scene. A motion was made by Magistrate Caywood to advertise for a Medic 3 vehicle, seconded by Magistrate Sammons. There was no discussion. All members voted in favor.
Mr. Rogers reported the billing compliance training is going well.
Judge Hunt presented two Compensatory Agreements for approval. Magistrate Short made a motion to approve the Compensatory Agreements for Sheriff Department employee Braydon Hopper and Detention Center employee Shane Yocum, seconded by Magistrate Sammons. There was no discussion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Assistant Treasurer Laurent Nash presented the Treasurer’s Settlement for Fiscal Year running July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 as required by Statute. Treasurer Conley will supply a copy to the Advocate Messenger and the local radio station. A motion to approve the Treasurer’s Settlement for Fiscal Year 18/19 was made by Magistrate Ellis, seconded by Magistrate Caywood. There was no discussion. All members voted in favor.
Magistrate Cullen requested and received a response from Parks and Recreation Director John Bell regarding the direction of the plans for a City of Danville Parks and Recreation Ordinance scheduled to begin on January 1, 2020. County Attorney Chris Herron reported the City of Danville’s attorney, Stephen Dexter, failed to communicate the proposed City Ordinance to his office for review. A motion recognizing the full support of the Boyle County Fiscal Court for the Parks and Recreation Department Director John Bell was made by Magistrate Ellis, seconded by Magistrate Gay. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Magistrate Cullen recognized the Convention and Visitors Bureau Budget Overview for July 2019 through June 2020, and emphasized that 58% of funding will be used for payroll.
Magistrate Caywood recognized John Bell and the Parks and Recreation Department’s efforts to expand their base in the community and their efforts to feed the hungry. Mr. Caywood requested an update on the efforts to share legal expenses regarding the Kroger property tax litigation. Magistrate Caywood warned the Court regarding reliance on payroll taxes as a source of County revenue.
Treasurer Conley announced a Finance Committee meeting on October 10, 2019. KACo staff attorney, Rich Ornstein will attend.
Magistrate Ellis reminded the Court of the upcoming Veterans Day lunch and celebration at the National Guard Armory.
Magistrate Sammons conveyed his gratitude regarding Treasurer Conley’s survival of a serious car accident and reflected on the incident at the September 10, 2019 meeting and offered his apology.
Treasurer Conley thanked the Court and the Fiscal Court staff for their prayers and support.
In Standing Committee Reports:
Magistrate Caywood gave the EMS Committee report from the September 10, 2019 meeting. A motion to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2019 EMS Committee meeting was made by Magistrate Caywood, seconded by Magistrate Sammons. There was no discussion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
Magistrate Caywood gave the Sheriff Committee report from the August 27, 2019 meeting. There are four service dogs on staff. A motion to accept the August 27, 2019 minutes of the Sheriff Committee meeting was made by Magistrate Caywood, seconded by Magistrate Sammons. There was no discussion. All members voted in favor.
Magistrate Ellis gave the Jail Committee report for the meeting on September 18, 2019. Mr. Ellis asked the Court to consider a smoking ban exemption for e-cigarettes at the jail. A motion to accept the minutes of the September 18, 2019 Jail Committee meeting was made by Magistrate Ellis, seconded by Magistrate Caywood. There was no discussion. The motion passed by unanimous vote.
In New Business
Mr. Cullen reiterated his request for a county-wide Smoking Ban and encouraged the Court members to meet with him for discussion of the benefits of a ban.
Judge Hunt presented a request from the local Ham Radio Club to use White’s Park and the restrooms during the Bourbon Chase event. Engineer Campbell agreed to make all necessary arrangements.
Judge Hunt invited the Court to attend the October 4, 2019 at 4:15 PM event in the Fiscal Courtroom with Governor Bevin and Gray Tomlin of the Transportation Department. Governor Bevin plans to make an announcement regarding appropriations of discretionary funding for the improvement of paving and resurfacing of Boyle county roads.
With no further business, Judge Hunt adjourned in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Magistrate Short made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Magistrate Gay. All members voted in favor. The meeting adjourned at 10:54 a.m.
Howard P. Hunt III
Boyle County Judge Executive