September 25, 2018 – Approved Fiscal Court Minutes

The regular meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court was held on the 25th day of September, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Members present at the meeting were:

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

Magistrate Dickie Mayes was absent from the meeting.

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, Solid Waste Director Donna Fechter, Shannon Greene, Jacob Pankey, Gary Chidester, Brian Wofford, Steve Hunter, Howard Hunt, Ruby Cline-Eaton, Steve Cline, Mike Rogers, Jonathon Wesley, Jamey Gay, Melanie Brummett, Mary Grace Brummett, Mike Nagorka, Parker Tolson, Craig Hughes, Brad Adams, Ben Guerrant, Valery McMann, Jason Cullen, Mendalyn Cochran, Tiffany Broughton, Bobbie Curd, Tyler Horn, Matt Callahan, Andrew Apro, and Morgan Horn.

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

Mary Grace Brummett, a student from Woodlawn Elementary, led the Court in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge McKinney made the motion to bestow the title of Honorary Magistrate upon Miss Brummett. Magistrate Caywood 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 September 11th meeting and the September 18th special meeting. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Judge McKinney introduced Parker Tolson who built a pavilion near the basketball courts at Millennium Park. The pavilion was an Eagle Scout project. The pavilion took a year to plan and one week to build. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to bestow the title of Honorary Magistrate upon Mr. Tolson. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Deputy Warden Mendalyn Cochran discussed the Northpoint Training Center Recycling Program. Solid Waste Director Donna Fechter helped Northpoint by writing the grant. The $150,000.00 grant allowed the purchase of 4 pro-pactor compactor trailers and 31 recycling stations. Thirteen inmates are working in the program.

Ben Guerrant discussed the Gathering Place, formerly known as the Senior Citizen Center. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Seniors are on sight for activities. On October 24th, there will be a chili supper from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. From fiscal year to date, there have been 994 meals served on sight, 3,070 delivered to homes, 2,466 rides given, and 265 volunteered hours.

P&Z Director Steve Hunter discussed the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) work plan. Director Hunter worked with Perryville City Officials to create a land use map and is currently working with Junction City Officials to create their map. P&Z has sent out an RFP for legal services and is currently reviewing the proposals. Commission fees have been reduced with an exempt on agricultural zoned sites over five acres. A new Zoning Ordinance will be submitted in 2019. Perryville City’s Zoning map, that is set for first reading, has shown 154 properties mis-zoned. P&Z will be conducting a corridor study on the south end of Boyle County to help with future land use and zoning maps.

Valery McMann discussed the Health Insurance update. Year to date claims are down at $596,488.38 (68% of maximum). October 5th is the Boyle County Benefit Fair from 7a.m. till 1 p.m. Flu and Hepatitis A shots will be available.

Matt Callahan discussed the Perfection Project report. The report shows the County has saved $152,859.00 in utility cost in the last two years. The Courthouse has been Energy Star Certified for 2017 and 2018.

Public Works Director Duane Campbell discussed the LGEA resurfacing list. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the proposed LGEA Resurfacing List. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMS Director Mike Rogers discussed hiring of new personnel. Morgan Horn will be hired as full time paramedic, effective immediately at $11.50 an hour. Travis Jenkins and Jordan Parrott will be hired as part time paramedics, effective immediately at $11.00 an hour. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the hiring of both full time and part time employees. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMS Director Mike Rogers discussed the Power Stretcher Cot bids. The only bid received was from Stryker at $19,735.00. The budgeted amount is $22,000.00. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the Stryker bid. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMS Director Mike Rogers discussed the chase vehicle being in a minor accident. There were no injuries. Three estimates must be obtained before it can be fixed.

Judge McKinney presented the Compensatory Time Agreement for Jail employees Ronald Neal and Cameron Crawford. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve the Compensatory Time Agreements. Magistrate Hendricks seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

EMA Director Mike Wilder discussed the moving of a siren to the top of Tennessee Ridge. The property is owned by Parksville Water district. The Parksville Water Board approved the siren on September 20th. Judge McKinney reminded everybody to sign up for Code Red.

Magistrate Sammons discussed the fact that Boyle County Fiscal Court does not control the water or the water bills in Perryville. The water company is owned by the City of Danville.

Judge McKinney discussed the Joint Jail update. Quotes were received for re-flooring the first floor of the Shepherd’s House. The quote for $7,552.49 was approved by the Joint Jail. Magistrate Hendricks made the motion to approve the quote for re-flooring. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Judge McKinney discussed the $3,260.00 needed to re-wire the ground fault in the doors at the jail. Magistrate Sammons made the motion to approve re-wiring of the ground fault. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the EMS Committee update. EC6 has been down but is now used for back up. EC4 needs $7,000.00 in repairs. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the EMS Committee update. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Hendricks discussed the Jail Committee update. The follow up inspection of the jail was over all positive. The jail was reprimanded for overcrowding in some cells. There have been broken windows replaced. The Boyle County Detention Center SAP program is one of the top programs in the state. The jail is down four employees and is having a hard time finding replacements. The Committee recommends a $1.00/hr raise for employees. The Committee is hoping this will help find employees and keep them. Magistrate Hendricks made the motion to approve the Jail Committee update. Magistrate Coffman seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the Personnel Committee update. The committee recommends the hiring of Tom Wright as the new Solid Waste Director, effective October 1, 2018, at $55,000.00 a year. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to hire Tom Wright as Director of Waste Management. Magistrate Burke seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the Sheriff Committee update. The active shooter procedures were reviewed. Magistrate Caywood made the motion to approve the Sheriff Committee update. Magistrate Sammons seconded the motion. The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

The Court acknowledged the Fiscal Court’s August 2018 Financial Statements.

Magistrate Caywood discussed the Detention Report meeting. The caring and love the employees have for the inmate shows in the report. Boyle County has a major issue and it seems to be with the judicial system. The report shows the jail is housing at least 50 more inmates daily than it needs to because of the thinking of the judicial system. That works out to over half a million dollars passed to the taxpayers. Magistrate Caywood would like the Joint Jail Committee to send the report to Frankfort to let them know of the problems in Boyle County. Judge McKinney stated that the work needs to be done through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. Judge McKinney agrees that when the report is finalized it does need to be shared with certain people in Frankfort. Magistrate Hendricks stated that even with building additions to the jail it would be two years before they could start impacting the inmate numbers. Boyle County does not have that kind of time. Magistrate Sammons stated that the problem could set the inmate up to lose their job and perhaps split their family.

Magistrate Burke informed the Court that 25 Denyo employees were taking welding classes at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Magistrate Sammons asked about the $1,730.00 Timberlake Plumbing bill. Jacob Pankey stated that it was an emergency weekend call to unclog drains at the jail.

County Treasurer Mary Conley requested a transfer from the General Fund to the Joint Jail account in the amount of $65,000.00.

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

Adjourn,

Harold W. McKinney
County Judge Executive