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Adair Fiscal Court Special Called Meeting 15 May 2017 REPORT

Court approves funds for Fireworks display by Adair County firm, Casey Pyrotechnics. Decision on Health Insurance Carrier delayed for Special Called Meeting. Full time employee hired at Green River Animal Shelter. Budget transfers, budget amendment steps approved
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By Ed Waggener

The Adair County Fiscal Court delayed a decision on what company and what agency will carry county government's health insurance program this, but proceeded with a vote to help underwrite a fireworks program at the former Adair County Fairgrounds, hired a new permanent employee at the Green River Animal Shelter, approved budget line-to-line transfers, and approved a first reading of a 2017-2018 budget amendment.

Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens presided, with all member of Fiscal Court present.

Court hears extensive presentations of health insurance proposals

The court heard from several health insurance agents offering multiple plans from several insurance providers including United Health Care, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and Aflac, but because of the complexity of the programs, magistrates were given packets detailing the proposals to study, and Treasurer Melinda Quinn will be doing an analysis with a recommendation or options expected to be presented at a June Special Called Meeting, which will be announced later.

Court approves $2,750 for 4th of July Fireworks Program

The court voted to underwrite the 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks program, which will be held at the Lindsey Wilson College/Fairgrounds property. The court's contribution to the program will be $2,750. Other contributions are expected from the City and two banks, Community Trust Bank and the Bank of Columbia, have pledged $1,000 to the program. The program is contingent on a number of details being completed, the biggest of which appears to have a safe storage area.

The contract award, contingent on details, goes to Casey Creek Pyrotechnics, owned by Nick Bright and Jeremy Wethington. The company has provided pyrotechnics for 10+ years for Thunder over Casey Creek, and for three years at Revisit Knifley Celebration. The show will feature approximately 500 shells, and will last approximately 12-15 minutes. The vote on the matter was unanimous, on a motion by Terry Hadley (District 7) with a second by Sammy Baker (3).

Fulltime employee hired for Green River Animal Shelter

Brittany Burton was hired as a full time employee, at $9.25 an hour at Green River Animal Shelter. At the Courts Regular Session, Tuesday, May 09, 2017, Tammy Campbell was promoted to Director of the Green River Animal Shelter, succeeding Kim Tucker, who resignation is effective May 19, 2017.

Budget Amendment given first reading, approved

Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn presented a first reading of a budget amendment for 2017-18, which will account for $302,641.83 in increased budget receipts. The reading was unanimously approved.

Treasurer Quinn's request for approval of two line to line budget transfers was also unanimously approved. One was fro a $15,346.21 transfer to retirement. The second was $10 to line item litter abatement. The court unanimously approved.

In addition to Fiscal Court members, also present were Deputy Judge Executive Andrea Waggener, session recorder Gale Cowan, Treasurer Melinda Quinn, several media representatives, and several insurance representatives.

End of Report for special called meeting, Tue 16 May 2017 2017

Regular monthly Adair County Fiscal Court meetings are held at 6pmCT, each second Tuesday, in the basement of the Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public.

Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin (2000)
  • Adair County Coroner Todd Akin (20011
  • Adair County Court Clerk Lisa Greer (2007)
  • Adair County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Loy
  • Adair County Jailer Joey White (2011)
  • Adair County PVA Jeff Feese
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss
  • Adair County Surveyor Mike McKinney

  • County Judge Executive Mike Stephens (2007) is a voting member of Fiscal Court and may vote on all proposals before the court; Office:Adair Courthouse Annex
Magistrates on the Adair County Fiscal Court:
  • District 1: Harold Burton (2011)
  • District 2: Daryl Flatt (2011)
  • District 3: Sammy Baker (2007)
  • District 4: Perry Reeder (2007)
  • District 5: Billy Dean Coffey (Feb. 2005) (270) 384-4201
  • District 6: Greg Caldwell (2015)
  • District 7:Terry Hadley (2015)
Adair County Constables
  • District 1: William "Bill" Troutwine
  • District 2: Shannon Rowe (2011)
  • District 3: Robert R. Loy
  • District 4: Ed Wigal (2011)
  • District 5: Tim Bottoms
  • District 6: Jason T. Rector
  • District 7: Joe Collins, Jr.

  • Adair County Finance Officer, Fiscal Court Clerk Gale Cowan
  • Adair County Deputy Judge Executive Andrea Waggener
  • Adair County Mapping and Addressing Coordinator - Open
  • Adair County 911 Supervisor: Jason Upchurch
  • Adair Co. Disaster Management Coordinator Mike Keltner
  • Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn
  • Adair County Roads Foreman Terry Corbin
  • Adair County Dog Warden Jimmy Harmon
  • Adair County Solid Waste Coordinator Jeremy Garmon

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Adair Fiscal Court listens to health insurance presentationss

2017-05-17 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
Members of Adair Fiscal Court listened closely to presentations by several insurance agents detailing proposed health insurance plans for 2017-18, at a special called meeting, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Above, Brent Richey of Van Meter Insurance Group is at the guest podium. Listening are Magistrates Perry Reeder (District 4, out of view) Sammy Baker (3), Daryl Flatt (2) and Harold Burton (1); Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener; CJE Mike Stephens, Session Recorder Gale Cowan, and Magistrates Billy Dean Coffey (5) Greg Caldwell (6) Terry Stephens (7); and far right Treasurer Melinda Quinn, acting as interpreter and advisor. No action was taking, pending homework study by magistrates, and an as yet-to-announced special called meeting. Back row, backs to camera are Tyler Travis, Glasgow, and Sharon Payne, Columbia, KY, representing Aflac. - EW

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Tom Wethington, Quality Insurance Agency, at Fiscal Court

2017-05-17 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
Tom Wethington, Quality Insurance Company, presented Humana PPO plans for Health Insurance Coverage, which could be provided through his company, located in Russell Springs, KY, which now has four locations across Kentucky. Wethington said he could also provide coverage through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and other agencies. No decision was made at the meeting. Magistrates were given proposals to study. The matter is to be taken up at a special called meeting, likely in late May or early June. -EW. Photo Tue 16 May 2017.

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Pondering proposals for Health Insurance for county employees

2017-05-18 - Basement, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, .
Fourth District Magistrate Perry Reeder, far left, ponders an interpretation of the multitude of proposals for health insurance for County employees, explained by County Treasurer Melinda Quinn, during the Tue 16 May 2017 special called meeting. No action was taken at the meeting. Magistrates were given packets of the proposals for homework, while Treasurer Quinn analyzes the proposals for possible recommendations when the court is re-convened, likely in a special called meeting later in May or early June. Second from left, above, is Third District Magistrate Sammy Baker. - EW. Clicking Read More accesses full news story on the special meeting

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