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State Road spokesperson TODD MORAN informed the court on where new construction will begin this summer. Photo and short video by Susan Salyer
NO AUDIENCE ON THIS CHILLY MORNING AT THE LC FISCAL COURT…NO NOTICE GIVEN FOR MEETING CHANGE
By Susan Salyer
On Thursday May 18, 2023 The LC Fiscal Court had its Regular Scheduled Meeting at 10AM at The Lawrence County Court House, Downtown, Louisa, Kentucky. Judge/Executive Phillip L. Carter was in attendance along with magistrates John Scaggs, Michael Mouse Halcomb, Rick Blackburn and David Pinson. County Attorney Johnny Osborne was in attendance and Clerk Chris Jobe. Crystal Smith took the minutes. There was no audience in attendance.
The meeting was actually a ‘special meeting’ after the regular Tuesday meeting was postponed for election day when no one worked in the courthouse except the clerk’s office. THE CARTER COURT forgot to send notice the meeting was changed which resulted in an empty courtroom except those who had to be there, even Chief Spokesperson and Judge’s assistant Shawna Marcum and Deputy Judge/Exec. Vince Doty were missing.
On the Agenda, “Material List for Bids #8” gives the LC Clerk Chris Jobe permission to advertise for bids for blacktop and gravel, etc. This motion carried with none opposed.
The LC Fiscal Court has had property for sale. The property is in the Lawrence County Industrial Park, across from Three Rivers Immediate Care located at 306 Commerce Drive Suite 700, Louisa, Kentucky. LC Attorney Johnny Osborne said, “I have reviewed these documents, and we will be going forward with the sale.” Martin Leasing LLC owned by Robert S. Martin, Louisa, Kentucky had the highest bid at $40,000. The motion carried with none opposed.
On the Agenda #10, #11 & #12 pertain to the LC Sheriff, Chuck Jackson, receiving the “Tax Settlement Payment” and paying Sheriff 2022 Franchise Settlement and Sheriff 2022 Property Tax. Sheriff Jackson said, “The Tax Settlement is a go, pending an audit to make sure the numbers add up.”
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Todd Moran, Superintendent 11 Commonwealth of Kentucky state road dept., Louisa, Kentucky, explaining to the LC Fiscal Court, County Road Aid Rural Secondary Program. This program lists the roads in Lawrence County involved.
LC Magistrate David Pinson announced he will be retiring the end of May 2023 as an Electrical Inspector in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Pinson was the only resident to do inspections here in the county. Pinson said, “There are still 2-3 Electrical Inspectors left but they are outside Lawrence County.”
1. Opening Prayer
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Call Meeting to Order
4. Approve Minutes from the Regular Scheduled Meeting on April 18th, 2023 – Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd by Rick Blackburn. Approve the Minutes from the Special Scheduled Meeting on May 2, 2023 – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by David Pinson. None Opposed.
5. Approve Bills – Motion by David Pinson 2nd by Michael Mouse Halcomb. None Opposed.
6. Approve Treasurers Report – Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd by John Scaggs. None Opposed.
7. Second Reading of the Budget Amendment #5 – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael Mouse Halcomb. None Opposed.
8. Material List for Bids – Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd Rick Blackburn. None Opposed.
9. Property for Sale – Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd by David Pinson. None Opposed.
10. Approve Sheriff 2022 Franchise Settlement- Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd Rick Blackburn. None Opposed.
11. Approve Sheriff 2022 Property Tax Settlement – Motion by Michael Mouse Halcomb 2nd by Rick Blackburn. None Opposed.
12. Approve Sheriff Tax Settlement Payment – Motion by Jon Scaggs 2nd by Michael Mouse Halcomb. None Opposed.
13. County Road Aid Rural Secondary Program
14. Public Comments – LC Magistrate David Pinson.
15. Adjourn – Motion by Rick Blackburn 2nd by Michael Mouse Halcomb.
(Editor’s Note: TheLevisaLazer.com has officially requested a copy of the minutes from the previous meetings once they are approved. But the minutes, from which the court actually speaks, have not been provided for the past two months. County Clerk Chris Jobe is responsible for the minutes, County secretary Shawna Marcum said. This is clearly public record and within the rights of any citizen to look at — yet the court refuses to release them and they are not on file in their office. What does this administration have to hide? Co. Attorney Johnny Osborne did not return calls for comment)