County agrees on final payment to fire department architect

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By Bobby Brockman


Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney showed an amended budget of $49,850 at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of Taylor County Fiscal Court.

Carney said some things could still change in the two weeks left in the calendar year, and he did plan to replace a 39-year, 11-month old desk that he and other county clerks have been using.

“We are lucky to have Mark on our side,” praised 6th District Magistrate Richard Phillips of Carney and his employees’ work.

In other business:

• Minutes were approved from the special-called meeting of Wednesday, Dec. 6, where the court approved the county’s $85,000 fixed agreement for an economic development interlocal agreement.

• Duo County had its first reading of the non-exclusive franchise for its telecommunications system.

• Taylor County Judge-Executive Eddie Rogers did formally announce that Comcast cable system would be closing its local office and that most business would be handled out of Elizabethtown, but that local workers would still use the Campbellsville facility.

• The occupation tax report showed a net of $1,751,060.62.

• Sheriff Allen Newton presented the proposed budget for 2018, being $1,575,575.

• The final payment of $1,516 was agreed to be paid to Keyes Architect for the final payment for the new and recently opened Taylor County Fire Department.

• Deborah Hinton and John Wayne Kessler were appointed to 3-year terms on the extension board.

• The first fiscal court meeting of the next calendar year will be Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.