Current county employees to fill key roles in new administrative positions

IMG_7302BENTON – [VIDEO FOLLOWS REPORT] Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
Wendy Baxter reported to the court about Expanded Jurisdiction which is complete and the county can proceed with their residential and commercial inspections.

Baxter also talked about Family Week which is coming up September 6-12. Activities are planned for each day and will end on September 12th with the Splash and Dash 5K and Family Fun Day at Mike Miller Park.

CLICK THE LINK to view and print the Family Week schedule. Family Week
CLICK THE LINK to print the Splash and Dash 5K registration form. Splash and Dash 5K

Transportation Cabinet
A letter from the Transportation Cabinet regarding posting of information about bridges was received. All bridges signs 18 tons and above will be provided by the state highway department. Any bridge that falls below 18 tons will be the responsibility of the county to post signs.

MCHS Yearbook
A request was received by the Marshall County High School yearbook staff to the Fiscal Court asking if they would like to purchase an ad. The court approved the purchase of a half page ad for the price of $150.

The PVA appropriation for fiscal year 2015-2016 in the amount of $78,500 should be appropriated to be paid to the PVA office. That amount has not changed for several years and has already been paid to the PVA office according to County Treasurer Emily Martin.

Transportation Cabinet
An agreement and resolution with the Department of Transportation stating the cabinet will provide up to $225,000 in reimbursable state funds to resurface portions of Sharpe-Cal Road and Tom Prather Church Road was approved by the court and signed by Judge Chyrill Miller.

The court went into Executive Session to discuss a potential property acquisition of a two acre tract of property adjoining the county park, cut off from a farm when Purchase Parkway was constructed. The owners wish to convey that to the county for $3,000. The court approved the purchase of the property.

There is a need for an administrator for the residential inspector and expanded jurisdiction office. A current employee has been found to handle those responsibilities. Casey Counts in the GIS office will assume these duties with a salary raise of $2.00 an hour and will start September 1, 2015.

An request to the Fiscal Court was made by Judge Miller for a current employee to help with the set-up and administration of the new Alcoholic Beverage Control office and duties. Wendy Baxter will assume the position as Assistant ABC Administrator on a temporary basis until the special election in November. Baxter will receive a $2.00 an hour with the added responsibilities which will run from September 1, 2015 through November 10, 2015.

Road Department
Russell York asked the court to advertise for a one-ton truck which is already in their budget to purchase and expressed the need to get a salt contract signed.

Next Meeting
The Fiscal Court will meet again on September 8, 2015 at 9:30 am and on September 10, 2015 another Alcoholic Beverage Control Ordinance workshop will be held at 9:30 am.