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Adair County Fiscal Court 9 Jan 2018 Session - REPORT

At the Tues 9 Jan 2018 session:
  • County moves ahead with snow removal contract plan
  • County will open snow removal contract plan to other operators
  • Snow removal preparation a priority of Road Department. 'We're ready' Road superintendent Terry Corbin says.
  • Court approves road department request to declare surplus property. Lists below. County will try online bidding for surplus
  • Reading of Roads: Action taken on two roads, one private passageway
  • Court approves Treasurer's Business, Sheriff Harrison Moss, Jailer Joey White's, Animal Shelter, reports.
  • Routine business approved routinely
  • Committee reports approved. Committee membership approved. Two committees abolished.
  • Meeting well attended

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By Ed Waggener

All Magistrates were present at the regular second Tuesday session of Adair Fiscal Court, January 9, 2018, with Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens presiding. In addition to regular first of the year business, the Court also approved a plan approve contractors for snow removal work in emergency situations, approved the sheriff's, regional jailer's, road department, animal shelter, and committee reports, received the county treasurer's reports, approved budget transfers, approved readings of roads, and made changes in committees, approved a trial of online auctions for surplus property, and authorized County Judge Executive Mike Stephens to sign the renewal of the ESRI Renewal Agreement for 911, among other acts.


County moves ahead with snow removal contract plan

The Court moved ahead with Judge Stephens' proposal to obtain quotes from contractors who could be called for help with clearing the county roads in emergencies declared by the County Judge Executive, with at least four of the seven magistrates concurring.

The contractors will provide services at a pre-quoted price, and will provide necessary insurance to protect the county from liability.

After some stalling from magistrates wanting to have quotes from more contractors, Magistrate Terry Hadley cut through the looming stalemate and moved the court to approve the one contractor who had provided all the information and proof of insurance to the court, Egypt Construction Company, who quoted $120 per hour for snow clearance with a road grader.

Mr. Hadley noted that more pre-approved contractors can be added as needed.

Other quotes will be taken. Contractors can contact Judge Stephens' office in Ste 1, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY, phone 270-384-4703, for details on qualifying.

Snow removal preparation a priority of Road Department

Snow removal and preparedness was also the main topic of County Road Superintendent Terry Corbin, who said that the new pickups equipped with salt boxes and snowplows are ready for service, that the salt storage bin is full, and that his department is ready to go into action.

As pointed out by Magistrate Sammy Baker, the court has approximately $100,000 of new equipment to use - not exclusively, but with snow removal a primarity consideration, this winter. He reminded the court of the need to give every operator the opportunity to be on the call list.

CJE Stephens reiterated that the contractors would be called only in case of a declared emergency, and that the quote system allowed the county to know what the costs would be before calling on the civilian force. "It's a way to pre-price," he said.

The county is able to initiate the program with a quote rather than a bid system so long as no individual operator's fees escalate beyond $20,000. At that threshold, bids would be necessary.

Court approves road department request to declare surplus property

The court declared the following Road Department inventory surplus and will use an online auction to dispose of it, with required legal notice being posted that the bidding will be online:
  • 1993 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton pickup. 2wd. over 237,000 miles. Automatic Transmission. Power drive does not work
  • 1995 Ford 1/2 ton pickup. 2 wheel drive. over 231,000 miles. Automatic transmission. 2WD. Doesn't shift correctly
  • 2 Old used oil tanks. 275 gallons each
  • 1 Old used oil burning furnace
  • 2 Old hanging natural gas heaters
  • 1 Pile of old burned sheet metal
  • 1 300 galon water tank. Has hole rusted in bottom
The court agreed to proceed with an online auction, allowing a 30 day period for bids to be submitted. The auction fee is 2%, Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener said.

Readings of Roads

The Court approved the following:
  • Lula Asberry Lane in District One, private passageway
  • Named viewer and set hearing date for the removal of part of Burton Garmon Road in District 5, to report January 23, 2018, at 10:30amCT at the Adair County 911 building, 107 N High Street, Columbia, KY. Viewers are McKayla Thrasher and Cathy Cox.
  • Named viewers and set hearing date for the removal of Wolford Road, District 6, from county maintenance.
Viewers are Jimmy Helm and Jordan Lee. Hearing will be at 3:45pmCT, January 26, 2018, at the Adair County 911 building, 107 N High Street, Columbia, KY. Adair County Sheriff's Report

Sheriff Harrison Moss reported the following activity for December 1-31, 2018:
  • 86 - Warrants of Arrest Served
  • 12 - Criminal Cases Opened
  • 6 - Call Response Reports Written
  • 14 - Domestic Abuse Cases Worked
  • 114 - Non-Injury Accidents Worked
  • 6 - Injury Accidents Worked
  • 18 - Out of County Transports
  • 15 - Citations Written for Criminal Activity
  • 41 - Civil Process Papers Served
  • 7 - Criminal Summonses Served
  • 6 - Subpoenas Served
  • 125.5 - Hours of Court Security Provided
  • 212 - Vehicle Inspections Done
  • 21 - Animal Complaints
  • 17 - Motor Assists
  • 622 - 911 Calls (Alcohol/Drug Related, 19)
Treasurer's Business

Treasurer Melinda Quinn's reported a reconciled balance in all funds of $1,581,219.69 for the period ending December 31, 2017, with an unencumbered balance of $1,499,255.51. The report was unanimously received.

The court approved necessary fund transfers as well.

No budget amendments were needed.

Routine Matters

The court approved the agenda, minutes of the December 12, 2017 regular meeting and December 29, 2017, Special Meeting, the first unanimously, the second with the abstention of Magistrate Perry Reeder, who was not present.

Committee reports

The court heard and unanimously approved committee reports for the budget committee delivered by Magistrate Daryl Flatt. Mr. Flatt apprised the court of increased utility charges, noting that all personnel have been asked to do a better job controlling usage. He also asked that some of the ABC revenue go to the Adair County Regional Jail for medical costs, but was told by Magistrate Terry Hadley (7) and County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison Corbin that it was their understanding that ABC revenues could go only to law enforcement and education.

Magistrate also gave the Solid Waste Committee report, announcing that two new recycling trailers are on the way. He noted that recycling revenues are down, in part because buyers want trailer truck loads of single items, and that because of storage problems, Adair County is unable to consolidate such loads.

He said that litter abatement money will go to Lindsey Wilson College to provide education in Adair County Public Schools and to purchase trash bags for student drivers to use in their cars and to educate the next generation about keeping the environment clean.

Committees appointed, with two dropped from list, and schedules altered

The makeup of committees were announced as follows:
  • Solid Waste: Harold Burton, Daryl Flatt, Bridget Compton, and Andrea Waggener.
  • Personnel: Perry Reeder and Sammy Baker
  • Nuisance: Terry Hadley, Harold Burton, Bridget Compton, Andrea Waggener
  • E911: Harold Burton, Perry Reeder
  • Budget: Daryl Flatt, Sammy Baker
  • Jail: Greg Caldwell, Billy Coffey
  • Special Districts: Terry Hadley, Billy Coffey
  • Building Inspection: Daryl Flatt, Sammy Baker
  • Parks & Rec: Greg Caldwell
The court voted to abolish two committees, Architectural and Transfer Station.

Adair County Regional Jailer deLivers jail reports

Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White reported extraordinarily high total billing of $155,115.28 for the month of December. It was also an extraordinary month for costs for incarceration of Adair County inmates, $71,831.28, which also reduced availability of beds for state inmates, affecting the bottom line for the operation of the jail. (GRAPHIC)

Jailer White also reported on the "Free" labor provided by the Adair County Regional Jail Restricted Custody inmates, and included in his report a breakdown of a month-by-month report for the year 2017. (GRAPHIC.)

Agencies benefitting from inmate labor include Adair County Recycling, Adair County Road Department, Green River Animal Chelter, Center on Aging, City of Columbia Maintenance, Columbia Sanitation. Adair County Pride (litter pickup) Adair County Board of Education, and Cumberland County Fiscal Court.

Animal Shelter Reports given for month, and 2016 and 2017

The Adair County Animal Shelters report for December, 2017, and for the years 2016 and 2017 - for comparison - were presented and approved. 2017 showed revenues generated by the shelter of $25,192.50, up from the previous year's $16,637.00. For the month of December, revenues were $2,647, which would annualize to $31,764.

Good attendance

There was good attendance at the meeting. In addition to officials, CJE Michael Stephens, Magistrates Harold Burton(District 1), Daryl Flatt (2), Sammy Baker (3) Perry Reeder (4), Billy Dean Coffey (5), Greg Caldwell (6), and Terry Hadley (7), Sheriff Harrison Moss, County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, appointed officials Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener, Court Secrtary Gale Cowan, Treasurer Melinda Quinn, Road Superintendent Terry Corbin, Deputy Jailer Marc Evans, there were a plethora of media representatives, Adair County Historian Mike Watson, and a number of candidates.
End of REPORT for regular meeting, Tue 09 Jan 2018

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.
A LIST OF YOUR ADAIR COUNTY OFFICIALS
Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens
421 Public Square, Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
Phone 270-384-4703; Fax 270-384-9754

OTHER ELECTED ADAIR COUNTY OFFICIALS
  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin (2000)
  • Adair County Coroner Todd Akin (2011)
  • 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

The ADAIR COUNTY FISCAL COURT
  • 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.

APPOINTED OFFICIALS
  • Adair County Finance Officer, Fiscal Court Clerk Gale Cowan
  • Adair County Deputy Judge Executive Andrea Waggener
  • Adair County Mapping and Addressing Coordinator - Kevin Jones
  • Adair County Fiscal Court Executive Secretary - Bridgett Compton
  • 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 session - 09 Jan 2018



2018-01-10 - Adair Annex Basement, Ste. 3, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Magistrates Perry Reeder (District 4), Sammy Baker (3), Daryl Flatt (2), Harold Burton (1), Deputy CJE Andrea Waggener, Judge-Executive Michael Lee Stephens, standing; Gale Cowan, Session Recorder; County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin, obscured by lamp; and Magistrates Billy Dean Coffey (5), Greg Caldwell (6), and Terry Hadley (7). At right, a fairness-in-photos outtake of County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin. All of the group above have filed for offices subject to their party's Tuesday, May 22, 2018 primary election, though one, Perry Reeder later decided to retire and withdrew. All are standing for re-election except for Gale Cowan, who is seeking to be Adair County Judge Executive on the Republican ticket, a post CJS Mike Stephens is running for on the Democratic side. - EW

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Adair Fiscal Court session - 09 Jan 2018 - Mike Watson



2018-01-10 - Adair Annex Basement, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Adair County Historian appeared before the Adair Fiscal Court last night, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, to give the court a heads up on a Camp Boyle Historical Marker, to be placed at the Campbellsville Road entrance to the Barbee property soon. The application for the marker's approval, he told the court, is now ready to submit to the Kentucky State Historical Society. "Everything is lined up," he said, adding, "the paper work goes in Monday." The marker will be one of the traditional bronze ones, which, he said, "Will last almost forever." - EW

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Adair County Regional Jail Dec 2017



2018-01-10 - Courthouse annex - Photo by Ed Waggener, columbiamagazine.com photo of graphic by Joey White, Regional Jailer. .
Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White provided this report for the January 9, 2018 meeting of Adair Fiscal Court, showing what seemed a high total billing of $155,115.28 for the month of December. It was also an extraordinary month for costs for incarceration of Adair County inmates, $71,831.28, which also reduced availability of beds for state inmates, affecting the bottom line for the operation of the jail. -- EW Paired Photo

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Adair County Regional Jail Restricted Custody report Dec 2017



2018-01-10 - Courthouse annex - Photo by Ed Waggener, columbiamagazine.com photo of graphic by Joey White, Regional Jailer. .
Adair County Jail Regional Jail Restricted Custody report for Dec. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017, was presented at the Adair Fiscal Court's meeting, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Jailer Joey White. Paired photo

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Adair County Fiscal Court meeting - 09 Jan 2018 - ACR Jailer Joey White



2018-01-11 - Adair Annex Basement, Ste. 3, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Adair County Regional Jailer Joey White presented his reports to Adair Fiscal Court at the regular second Tuesday session. The report showed very high occupancy, but heavier local costs because of the higher percentage of Adair County inmates, lowering the jail's capacity to house State inmates which pay at a higher rate. - EW. Clicking Read More accesses complete Fiscal Court Report, with photos

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