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June 19, 2013

Fiscal Court tackles road, vehicle policies

June 19, 2013 — Carter Fiscal Court met Tuesday to address road issues, jail billing and review monthly financial transactions.

Magistrate Clifford Roe asked that the minutes note that utility companies are to notify the county road foreman any time they plan to do work that requires modifying county roads.

In particular, Roe identified work done on Bailey Hollow Road by the Olive Hill Water District in which the blacktop was cut in order to lay new water lines.

“Some of these places they could push pipe under the road instead of cutting it,” Roe said.

He stated that one of the roads cost $500 to repair due to the work the utility company had done.

Before the meeting, Judge-Executive Charles Wallace presented the magistrates with a copy of two unpaid bills to the Carter County Detention Center from the EMS office for ambulance transport of an inmate from the jail to the hospital.

The bills are from September 2011 and November 2012 and total $1,776, both of which Wallace says have been billed to the jail multiple times.

“Both of these are for the same inmate. The jail sent them back saying that this person wasn't incarcerated there,” Wallace said of the invoices.

Jailer R.W. Boggs was not present at the meeting to clarify the nature of the bills or why they had not been paid.

Fiscal Court took no official action on the claims during the meeting.

The Court also voted unanimously to director County Attorney Patrick Flannery to draft a letter to all departments regarding the proper procedures for use of official county vehicles.

It is unclear if a particular event precipitated this action, as discussion of the circumstances surrounding the matter took place during closed session because they involve county personnel.

In other business, the Court approved the monthly financial statements, as well as budgets for both the Big Sandy Water District and Carter County EMS.

The next regular meeting of Carter Fiscal Court is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, in Room 221 of the Carter County Courthouse.

Joe Lewis can be reached at jlewis@journal-times.com or by telephone at 286-4201.

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