Scott County Fiscal Court March 24, 2011 The Scott County Fiscal Court held its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Judge Lusby called the meeting to order. Present were Magistrates Mr. Hughes, Mr. Lyons, Mr. Tackett, Mr. Parker, Mr. Hoffman, Mr. Prather, Mr. Livingston, and County Attorney Mr. Williams. A motion was made by Mr. Tackett with second by Mr. Hoffman to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Court voted unanimous. A motion was made by Mr. Parker with second by Mr. Hughes to approve the following transfers. Court voted unanimous. To: 01-5080-445 Office Supplies $4,000.00 From: 01-5080-573 Telephones $4,000.00 To: 03-5101-314 Contracts With Other Counties $18,000.00 From: 03-5101-103 Deputies & Matrons $18,000.00 To: 03-5101-549 Routine Medical $36,000.00 From: 03-5101-103 Deputies & Matrons $36,000.00 A motion was made by Mr. Prather with second by Mr. Hughes to approve the bills as presented and the following hand checks: J&L Pharmacy $144.87, WalMart $113.53, WalMart $1,439.07, Visa $21.46, Visa $5,703.42, Visa $752.03. Court voted unanimous. Mr. Williams opened the hay bid for the reservoir property. James Cook submitted a bid for $300; he was the only bidder. A motion was made by Mr. Hughes with second by Mr. Tackett to approve the bid. James Cook has been awarded this particular bid for several years and will continue baling and removing hay on the Scott County Reservoir property. Court voted unanimous. No hay bids were submitted for the Scott County Great Crossings property. It will be advertised again next week. A motion was made by Mr. Hughes with second by Mr. Tackett to approve three part- time hires for the Scott County Fire Department. Van Taylor, Robert Hutchins, and Dennis Frommeyer will be paid $10.70 per hour beginning March 28, 2011. Court voted unanimous. A motion was made by Mr. Prather with second by Mr. Parker to approve one full-time hire for the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services. Michael Ratliff will be paid $10.32 per hour beginning April 1, 2011. He is replacing John Jones who has been promoted. Court voted unanimous. Mr. Williams gave second reading of Ordinance 11-01; AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE BANNING OF OPEN BURNING DURING DESIGNATED FIRE HAZARD PERIODS. A motion was made by Mr. Lyons with second by Mr. Parker to approve and adopt the ordinance. Court voted unanimous. Mr. Williams gave second reading by summary of Ordinance 11-02; AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE GEORGETOWN/SCOTT COUNTY SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS REGARDING SECURITY FOR SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT IMPROVEMENTS. A motion was made by Mr. Tackett with second by Mr. Prather to approve and adopt the ordinance. Court voted unanimous. The court discussed bidding out the scrap metal at the old animal shelter. There were several recommendations regarding insurance. Judge Lusby asked Mr. Williams to write an appropriate bid; Mr. Williams said that he would do so. Judge Lusby distributed to the court the fourth draft of the budget. He made several recommendations to cut the deficit for the upcoming fiscal year: employees will pay twenty percent of insurance plans above single, 8 sick days per year rather than 12, cut out some holidays, and if employee leaves then they will not be replaced up to 10%. He also mentioned other options for further down the road, such as increasing the county real estate tax & establishing an insurance tax. There will be a budget workshop on March 30, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss all of the possible options. Mr. Tackett stated that it has been brought to his attention; the cemetery on Ironworks Pike is no longer accessible. When KY American Water put in the water line near there, they fenced around the cemetery with no gate. He recommended that District 7 be contacted to take care of this problem; Judge Lusby stated that he will call District 7. Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.
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