“It is the employees who make (the district) go, and we can afford to give them a bonus,” commented member Stanley Bremmer.
The district employs 14 workers on a fulltime basis, and another three part-time.
Board members are planning an executive session in December that will discuss annual raises for the employees.
The meeting, scheduled for 3 P.M. December 13 is planned to discuss general personnel reviews and salary increases for employees of the district. Open record laws in Kentucky do not exclude reviews and salary increases from public participation. Executive sessions may be held to discuss situations that may involve an individual personnel matter; discuss pending legal action; or to discuss a real estate offer.
Board members are wanting to hold the closed session in order to discuss raises for personnel as a whole.
District Superintendent Terry Goins announced that the district would receive $75,000 of tobacco grant money held in reserve. Chairman Terry Lee McNichols proposed using the funds to pay for water lines to eliminate surcharges for customers.
Goins was unsure of the legality of the move, as many customers in the past who faced surcharges on financed water lines paid for their service in full. “The people who have paid in full may cry foul about this.”
McNichols said that he proposed the payment on the lines to help customers and lower costs.
The board also voted to purchase an awning from Greenfield Steel Buildings and Construction. The awning would cover the drive up window at Barkley Lake’s main office to keep customers dry in rain. The total cost for the addition was $4,523.35. A second bid was submitted from Skipper’s Boatique for $3,369.24, but was rejected, as the commission felt that the Greenfield bid offered “more for the money.”
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