The Johnson Co. Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, 3-12-2018 @ 4:30 PM in the meeting room of the Johnson Co. Courthouse in downtown Paintsville. The meeting began in normal fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, the approval of the minutes from the regular scheduled meeting of Feb 12, 2018 and approval to pay the monthly bills as presented. The court also approved the monthly transfer of $40,000 from the General Fund to the Jail Fund. Items commissioners approved on the night were:
* Approved an Affiliation Agreement with W.R. Castle Fire and Rescue and Rockhouse Fire and Rescue. This is a yearly agreement between the county and these Rescue Squads. This allows for these 2 stations to apply for additional grants (when funds are available) and keep up with Rescue Squad training.
* Approved the Clerk’s 4th Quarter Financial Statement for FY 2017. Total revenues generated was $6,558,279.89. Judge Daniel said he appreciated Sallie and her staffs hard work and dedication.
* Approved an Agreement with Johnson County and Department of Transportation that was for money received from the State with the purpose of repairs to 5 roads in Johnson Co. last fall. One of the roads had to be completed asap, before the request for funds was approved, so the county paid out of pocket to do the work. The amount was $131,837.
* Approved a resolution for the Flood Control Matching Fund Program in the amount of $18,919 to provide partial funding for acquisition project. Whereas On July 13, 2015, 4.5 inches of rain fell in a 90-minute period resulting in flash flooding in Johnson Co. Whereas the project will include acquisition of one residential structure and one parcel of land where a house was destroyed, but no longer exists. This is through Big Sandy Add.
* Approved a Contract Agreement with Big Sandy Add for the Flat Gap HMGP Acquisition Project. Regina McClure is the project planner for BSADD. Judge Daniel was granted permission form the Court to sign the contract and any future contracts involved with this mitigation project.
Other items Discussed:
The court heard from Tim Spencer and Doug Wright with the Transportation Dept. District 12 Office and they presented the court with the yearly “projected” Rural Secondary Road Project. This is a list of what is considered secondary roads in the county that the State plans on working on and or repairing. There are 79.039 miles of State Highways in Johnson Co. that are classified as the Rural Secondary System. The anticipated allotment for the county in 2018-2018 fiscal year is $149,354. Roads considered are: Ky 1559 (0.327 miles), Ky 469 (3.229 miles), Ky 580 (1.765 miles and Ky 1092 (5.000 miles). Judge Daniel also presented Spencer and Wright the courts own list for consideration as money is available. Another item discussed was the contract of the county road foreman. County Attorney is in the process of rewriting the contract that states all the necessary wording for the Road Foreman position to be certified. The court also heard from Paintsville/Johnson Co. Emergency Mgmnt. Director Gary McClure who gave his February activity report. Final item discussed was from Judge Daniel who told the court his concern and worry over the recent increase in school violence. Judge Daniel said he understood both school systems lack of funds to supply a full time or even part time resource officer at their schools, but Judge Daniel said he has a meeting scheduled in Frankfort soon to discuss some possible funding for these positions. The court gave Judge Daniel permission to enter into discussion with officials in Frankfort if such funding is made available. With nothing further to discuss, the meeting adjourned.