Magistrate Barry Littlejohn, who heads the Building and Grounds Committee said that he sought several estimates for repairs to the gutters of the building and only received one from B&H Gutters in return. “The gutters are leaking and letting water in the building. With the one bid we got, they want $700 for the gutters, $425 for the downspouts, and $75 to tear off the old ones. The Building Committee thought that was a fair price so I move we accept the proposal.”
With a second from Magistrate Larry Lawrence, the Court approved the proposal by a margin of 6-0. Magistrate Kevin Terrell was absent from the meeting.
The Court confirmed the appointment of Jesse Thomas by Judge/Executive Stan Humphries as Interim Solid Waste Coordinator for the county. Thomas will replace Lucy Oliver who the Court selected to serve as County Treasurer last year.
Humphries said that the position pays $22,000 annually and that Thomas could add additional duties in the county garage as needed and if willing. The Court approved the nomination without opposition.
As Sheriff Randy Clark did not attend the meeting, the Court deferred approval for the 2008 Sheriff’s Department Budget. Humphries said that Clark left work earlier in the day due to an illness and the Court would address the budget at a later date.
The Fiscal Court approved several intra-budget transfers at the meeting. County Finance Officer Ruth Ann Mitchell said that the transfers would pay for office supplies, Sheriff’s vehicle maintenance, pest control and training expenses. A transfer also reflected the payment of a $4,000 emergency management grant. The court approved a $39,222 to continue lodging prisoners in the Christian County Jail.
“More than likely, we’ll have to amend our budget at the next court meeting to transfer money to the jail fund for expenses beyond what were budgeted,” said Humphries.
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