Fiscal Court Approved Minutes – May 08, 2019

The special meeting of the Boyle County Fiscal Court was held in the Fiscal courtroom on the 8th day of May, 2019. Members present at the meeting were:

John Caywood
Jason Cullen
Tom Ellis
Jamey Gay
Judge Howard Hunt
Phil Sammons
Ronnie Short

Others present at the meeting were County Treasurer Mary Conley, Fiscal Court Clerk Jeanine Sanders, Ben Kleppinger of the Advocate Messenger, Robert Mayes, John Albright, Steve Knight, Jennifer Kirchner, Jody Lassiter, and EDP Specialist Josh Gooch.

Judge Hunt called the meeting to order at 9:06 a.m.

Mary Conley, Boyle County Treasurer, began the Budget Workshop with the General Fund budget. Treasurer Conley informed the Court that there are no certified assessments for real property taxes until after the budget is adopted; therefore, it is difficult to project the associated revenue.

During a cable franchise renewal discussion, Magistrate Cullen requested the Court lobby the legislators for a streaming fee in an effort to increase the franchise revenue for the County.

Treasurer Conley asked the Court to consider the option for the County Clerk to take over payment of personnel benefit costs from the County’s General Fund. The Fiscal Court can better control their budget when Clerks and Sheriffs salaries are increased mid-year. Magistrate Gay will address the consideration at the next Finance Committee meeting. The Court agreed to evaluate the 1.75% collection fee from the City of Danville for occupation tax.

Judge Hunt reported that Dwayne Litton with KACo will present a courthouse safety program at the Staff Meeting on May 15, 2019. Judge Hunt informed the Court that the County Safety Committee will be reactivated.

Treasurer Conley reported the Fiscal Court does not have a balanced budget.

Magistrate Sammons suggested the Court award the County Treasurer a raise in salary.

Treasurer Conley informed the Court that they will be responsible for payment in the event of an upgrade to the telephone system in the PVA office.

EDP CEO Jody Lassiter informed the Court there will be several Economic Development Industrial Incentives after July 2019, but are not currently activated. Treasurer Conley will add the amount after Mr. Lassiter provides information of the incentives approvals.

Treasurer Conley requested to include an upgrade to the fire alarm panel system in the General Fund Budget, with AOC partial funding. Additionally, the Treasurer informed the Court that an upgrade is needed to the 1994 telephone system and would like to include an estimated cost for that as well.

Magistrate Gay requested a larger amount be added into the Constitution Square maintenance and repair line.

Judge Hunt requested a hand vote for each Appropriation request. The results are listed below.

Community Education: $0
Comprehensive Care: $2,000
Greenhouse 17: $0
Nursing Home Ombudsman: Magistrate Cullen requested the Court move on to the next item, and then revisit.
BCTC Adult Education: $0
Child Development Center: $20,000
CASA: $3,000
Family Services: $19,000
Helping Hands: $5,000 (Magistrate Sammons recused himself)
Happy Feet=Learning Feet: $1,000 (Magistrate Sammons voted against)
Community Action Partnership: $0
Senior Citizens: $75,000
Civil Air Patrol: $0 (no request submitted)
Arts Commission: $2,000
Main Street Perryville: $44,215 for Vickie Goode’s salary (Magistrate Gay voted against)
Citizens Concerned for Human Relations: $0
Veteran Appreciation Luncheon: $1,000 (Magistrate Gay recused himself as he is on the committee)
Human Rights Commission: $750 (we pay bills)
West T. Hill Theatre: $1,000
Wilderness Trace YMCA: $0
Community Arts Center: $15,000
Brass Band Festival: $10,000 (Magistrate Sammons voted against)
Pioneer Playhouse: $0 (Magistrate Cullen voted against)
Heart of Danville: $0 (Magistrate Gay recused himself as he is on the Board)
Kentucky National Guard/Military Rifle Fund: $0
Soul of Second Street: $1,000
Human Society Building Project: $0
Juvenile Shelter Expenses: $500
Airport Board: $15,000
Soil Conservation: $0
Planning & Zoning: $75,000
Parks & Recreation: $253,225
55% Fitness Center: $39,500
Pool: $18,400
Capital Expenditures: $0 (none requested)
Economic Development Partnership: $70,000 plus $30,000 in reserve for mid-year review

Magistrate Cullen requested the Court to create a back entrance at Millennium Park, possibly by the Animal Shelter, in the event of emergencies. Judge Hunt delayed the Millennium Park back entrance discussion to a later date.

With no further business, Magistrate Sammons made the motion to adjourn, seconded by Magistrate Short. All Court members voted in favor.

Judge Hunt adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Howard P. Hunt III
Boyle County Judge Executive