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June 19, 2013

Whitley Fiscal Court passes its budget

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

The second reading of the ordinance for the Whitley County Fiscal Court’s budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year was unanimously passed during the court’s regular session Tuesday evening.

The total revenue and expenditures for the new budget comes to $15,618,128.

Ten separate funds receive the appropriated funds with the General Fund getting the biggest slice of the pie at $3,163,801. That is followed by the Whitley County Jail Fund, which is pegged at $2,987,047. Coming in third is the Road Fund with $2,523,262 set aside, while the ambulance fund for the Whitley County EMS is fourth with a total of  $2,285,718. In fifth place is the Occupational Tax Fund coming in at $2,271,100.

Other fund appropriations include federal funds for capital projects at $1,387,500, the 9-1-1 Fund with $591,800, the LGEA (Local Government Economic Assistance) Fund with a total of $374,600, and the Tourist Tax fund coming in with a total of $50,700.

Upon legal publication, the new budget amendment becomes official on July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

Prior to approving the budget, 3rd District Magistrate Jamie Fuson wanted to make a motion that all state and local funds for items such as blacktopping county roads for the new fiscal year be decided in open discussion by members of the court. He was backed on this by 4th District Magistrate Robbie Brown. After discussion, a vote was taken and was approved with Fuson, Brown, Magistrates Roger Wells and David Myers, and County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr., all voting in favor.

Other motions relating to the budget were also passed. They included the approval of 2013-14 Cash/Interfund transfers, which are transferred from other funds already incorporated in the budget and can be used if shortfalls in the budget should occur. Also approved was the disbursement schedules for the County Sheriff, Coroner and the Airport Board.

Approval was given to Kentucky All Lines Fund (liability insurance) and Workers’ Compensation insurance premiums for the new fiscal year as presented with the option to make changes at the court’s next meeting.

Two items related to an energy grant involving the building of energy-saving homes being built in the county were passed. The first approves a resolution establishing a Housing Revolving Fund, while the other approves White to sign the Kentucky CBDG (Community Block Development Grant) Procurement Code.

The new fiscal year budgets of five organizations were also approved at the session held at the Whitley County Courthouse in Williamsburg. They included the accepting and approval of the Whitley County Tourism Board’s budget, and the approval of the budgets for the Whitley County Public Health Taxing District, the Whitley Extension District Board, the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency, and the Southeast Kentucky Tourism Board.

Approvals were also given for Judge White to sign a contract between the Fiscal Court and the Whitley County Health Department for the health department to provide Hepatitis B vaccinations and TB skin test assessments for employees of the county’s emergency service personnel.

Employee pay rates for the new year were also approved, as was the bid of R.C. Miller Oil Company to provide for on-road and off-road diesel fuel for the county road department and the ambulance bases for the new fiscal year.

Bids were also approved for the 2013-14 fiscal year for asphalt material, stone, culvert and RS-2 oil.

Twice in the session, discussions were held on the review and approval of the court’s Administrative Code. During the second discussion, County Attorney Bob Hammons suggested to court members that a section involving county road maintenance procedures be amended, which was quickly agreed to by the judge and magistrates. The motion unanimously passed.

Earlier in the meeting, an emergency ordinance relating to a budget amendment for the current fiscal year was approved.

County Treasurer Jeff Gray said the county received $239,751, with $195,000 of that from the Jail Fund. Gray added it was needed to pay bills, and since it was the last fiscal court meeting of the 2012-13 fiscal year, it had to be done as an emergency ordinance.

The second reading of two petitions were given approval. One was to extend Spruce Creek Road 0.25 miles for a total length of 1.436 miles, while the other was to adopt Daisy Lane into the county road system.

In addition, the first reading of a petition to adopt Vicy Rose Cemetery Road into the County Road System was also given approval. The second reading is expected to be held at the court’s regular meeting next month.

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