Geiger steps down as county’s ABC, animal control officer
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jay Geiger, animal control officer for the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department and local Alcohol Beverage Control officer, will resign from both positions. His last day will be next Wednesday.

Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries announced that during the comments portion of Monday evening’s Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting. Humphries did not give a reason for Geiger’s resignation.

Sheriff’s deputies will take over Geiger’s animal control duties, while Humphries will act as the local ABC administrator until a replacement can be found, he said. Geiger wasn’t at the meeting.

The fiscal court also approved another second reading of the lease and finance ordinance. Humphries said that while it already had a second reading during a previous meeting, there might not have been enough advertisement, so on Monday they had to do it over again, although the ordinance wasn’t read this time.

“It’s probably our fault, it maybe … wasn’t advertised properly after it was approved, so in order to make everything on the up and up, we’re going to go back and have this redone tonight,” said Humphries.

The finance agreement ordinance the fiscal court signed deals with the debt from the construction of the new Trigg County Senior Citizens Center building, and it involves a transition from a variable interest rate to a fixed rate, which Humphries said will probably be more than 5 percent.

At a meeting in late October, the court voted to start paying down its debt with an initial payment of $500,000.

During the magistrate comments portion, Trigg County Magistrate Mike Wright, just sworn in at the last meeting, floated the idea of forming a working committee to look into what would need to be done to make a youth center happen here or to help local youth in general.

“Plain and simply, money’s an issue,” Wright said. “There are maybe some ideas out there, things the counties can do for their youth.”

Humphries said that was definitely something to look into, and that it might be “pertinent” to allow the incoming fiscal court to decide the details of such a committee.

The court also unanimously agreed to pay its monthly bills. A notable bill was for $15,000 to North American Salt Co. for salt for the roads. Humphries said they expect to get about 200 tons of salt this winter, as they don’t want to be caught unprepared like they were last winter.
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