Fiscal Court discusses senior center progress
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A variety of topics, including the new senior center building and various road projects, were discussed when Trigg County’s Fiscal Court met Monday evening, although little action was taken.

Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries said that the contractors are still working on a “punch list” of items, although the move from the old building to the new will hopefully take place very soon.

“We’re still here trying to provide services … we’re working at it,” said Carolyn Bland, director of the senior center.

Bland said senior center staff hopes to have all of the bugs worked out before the open house, the date of which hasn’t been announced.

Magistrates also talked about placing the sign for the new senior center on the corner of the property on Joy Lane.

Humphries said the county had received $181,000 in discretionary funding from the state for the purpose of repaving roads in the county, but the bids came out to $147,000, leaving the county with an extra $34,000. The judge executive said he’s going to ask Frankfort if they can use that extra money to bid on paving more roads.

Humphries also said he was going to contact Commissioner B.D. Wilson of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to see about securing $205,000 in flex funding for the repaving of more roads.

Humphries said that a list of roads to repaired or repaved will be available at the next fiscal court meeting or the one after that.

The One-Call system, an alert system the fiscal court approved in early June, “isn’t ready to roll yet,” but will be soon, Humphries said. The company is the same one that the Trigg County Board of Education uses, but for slightly different purposes.

Additionally, the Farm Tour, held for the first time in years last year, will be held again this year on Tuesday, July 27, in the southern part of the county, said Humphries.

And Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver said the American Legion Swimming Pool is already doing better than it was last year, with groups like the Cadiz Rotary Club and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter giving money to the swimming pool.

In other business, the court unanimously approved its monthly bills. Notable bills include $2,158 to Dell Computers for a new computer for emergency planning purposes. Humphries said the old computer was damaged during a thunderstorm and added that he hopes they will reimbursed.

And Linda Humbert of Business Incubation Projects of Western Kentucky, Inc., announced that a reception will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Janice Mason Art Museum, where information about two of the group’s projects will be available.

Trigg County Magistrates Donnie Tyler and Shannon Knight were absent.
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