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:
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.
“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.