The area's leading online source for news!
Louisa-Lawrence Co, KY

In God We Trust - Established 2008

Menu

June 28, 2018

 

LOUISA, KY. -- In what was the last meeting of the current fiscal year Tuesday, the Lawrence County Fiscal Court cleaned up loose ends in the budget and awarded contracts for gravel, pipe and other materials for the upcoming year which begins July 1.

The meeting was postponed from its regular date (June 19) for a week because of other obligations by court members.

The official minutes of the meeting include the following information:

Meeting Opening

Opening Prayer

Pledge of Allegiance

Call Meeting to Order

Minutes and budget amendments

*  Approved minutes of the May 15, 2018

*  Approved 2nd Reading of FY18/19 Budget - This was to approve office and grant writing personnel in the judge's office to work with FEMA

*  Approved 2nd Reading of Budget Amendment #6 in which an unforseen budget surplus of more than $100,000 was added to the county's funding where most needed.

*  Approved Treasurer's Request

*  Approved Bills

*  Approved Treasurer's Report

*  Approved Applicant Agents Renewal FEMA - This was to approve office and grant writing personnel in the judge's office to work with FEMA

*  Approved Saddle Club Agreement — Extension to the existing boundary of the camp near Pleasant View Ridge adjacent to Ky. Rt. 215. Jim Smith, president of Lawrence Co. Saddle Club sent word to the court that his group would like to propose the development of 16 new campsites on the property. Motion by Rick Blackburn and second by Morris Howard. 

*  Authorized Clerk Chris Jobe to Advertise Surplus Property

*  Approve 4th of July Donation - $1,000. to City of Louisa.

*  Awarded Bids on Materials (gravel, blacktop, gas etc.) TO FOLLOWING COMPANIES. THE BID AWARD WAS SPLIT AND CERTAIN SIZE GRAVEL AND STONE WERE AWARDED INDIVIDUALLY THEY WERE FOR PIPE 

GRAVEL - Lawrence Co. Sand and stone, Big sandy Resources, Hanson Aggregate, Mountain Materials (Valley and Brushy), McKinney Hauling (for emergency situations),

BLACKTOP- American Asphalt of W.Va., Mountain Enterprises,

GAS & PIPE — BPI Plant, PIPE, -Consolidated Pipe and Supply Co., Ky. Contractor’s Supply. 

 

*  AEP Grant Money (Catrina Vargo) $101, 350 for an economic development from AEP. Moving towards gaining 85 acres from old Ky. Power.

CATRINA VARGO: "Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres"CATRINA VARGO: "Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres""We received the KEAP grant in the amount of $101,350. Funds from this grant will be used for required environmental studies at the industrial park located at the KY Power site, which is approximately 85 acres," Econimic Development adviser for the fiscal court, said. "These studies along with other requirements must be done in order for the park to move forward."

Vargo said several companies have shown interest in the site which is located adjacent to both, interstate, rail and river transportation.

"Companies have already shown interest in this site because of its prime location. We are working closely with One East Kentucky; doing everything we can to get a company in that park, but it must be move-in ready before a tenant can occupy it, Vargo said."

 


Public comments -- None.

Adjourn

 

Comments  

+4 #6 Resident 2018-07-01 15:02
This is prime industrial property. Lawrence County as always is jumping on the bandwagon very late in the ballgame. Yes, there are companies interested in this property. If they want it they have to work to get them here. AEP is a major player in this and has planted the seed. All the county is dong is riding their coat tail. We need some new blood on this fiscal court to make things happen. Most have had 4 if not 8 years or more to make a change and have not.
Quote
+5 #5 QUESTION 2018-06-29 16:24
Quoting Wise Old Man:
The second to the last paragraph should have been reworded. The land is not adjacent to the interstate and if it was, there would be three, not two, arteries of transportation. I really think US-23 should be designated as US/23 I-26 through Ky but that would take an Act of Congress.

And where is the water transportation? ? Might be able to get something up and down that shallow river in a canoe if that would work for a company!!
Quote
+4 #4 Wise Old Man 2018-06-29 04:01
The second to the last paragraph should have been reworded. The land is not adjacent to the interstate and if it was, there would be three, not two, arteries of transportation. I really think US-23 should be designated as US/23 I-26 through Ky but that would take an Act of Congress.
Quote
+3 #3 Hmmm 2018-06-28 21:26
Miss Vargo, i know who one of the companies is that is interested. Do you? I’ve known for quite awhile. And I am not even a paid county employee.
Quote
+7 #2 county 2018-06-28 19:37
Just how much money does the county give to these type things?
Quote
+5 #1 Numnum 2018-06-28 19:26
How I would love to see all new faces in the Lawrence county court house raised our taxes and look at what a mess our country roads are the worst iv ever seen before. The only one worth voting for would be Morris Howard did not vote to approve taxes the rest of these need voted out big time.
Quote

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

   OUR LAZER SPONSERS

  Krik Law

SOMEMRSEP