Fiscal Court looks at appropriating money to install guard rails on roads [The Wayne County Outlook, Monticello, Ky.]
(Wayne County Outlook (Monticello, KY) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 15--Wayne County Fiscal Court will look at appropriating money in next year's budget for installation of some guard rails on county roads.
The issue was discussed during a meeting held on Thursday, January
10, after District Four Magistrate Troy Neal brought up a dangerous
area on the Pete Upchurch Road.
Neal said there had nearly been a tragedy on that road because of
the lack of a guard rail and he said he would like to see the court take care of the problem there.
The other magistrates also noted they had similar concerns about
different areas in their districts as well, where guard rails could
prevent tragic auto accidents.
County Judge-Executive Greg Rankin said that they would look at
including funds in the next budget for some guard rail projects.
Also during the meeting, the court approved the 2013 budget for the
sheriff's office, as well as the annual salary allotment of $320,000.
Magistrates approved the sheriff's office request to again
participate in the advanced funds program, which lets them borrow
operating money at no cost until tax revenues are realized.
Magistrates also discussed the county's emergency notification
system, which they purchased last year.
District Three Magistrate Dale Vaughn said he would like to get
information about how many people enrolled in the system to receive a
phone call in case of severe weather.
Vaughn also said he would like to see a public relations effort to
get more people signed up for emergency notification prior to the
spring storm season.
More information can be found on the county's website at www.
In other action, the court:
--Discussed the possible purchase of a pothole machine for the
county road department.
--Discussed options for getting fiscal court meetings back on the
local cable channel.
Rankin said he would contact Community Telecom Services to see if
they could do the video of the meetings.
--Reviewed a monthly report from Jailer Ray Upchurch who noted that
total population at the Detention Center is 159, which includes 56
county inmates and 103 state inmates.
For the month of December, the county has billed a total of
$89,287.66 for housing inmates.
--Heard a monthly report from Solid Waste Coordinator Tim Bell who
noted that the county collected white goods at 38 households in
December, bringing the total of 2012 to 735. Recycling sales in
December totaled $4,635.06.
--Heard a monthly report from Wayne County EMS Director Bubby Corder
who noted that the ambulance service answered a total of 313 calls in
December, bringing the total for 2012 to 3,452, which is a record
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