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New ambulance arrives in Carlisle County

By Pat Thomann kpieditor@gmail.com

Carlisle County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to conduct county business. Judge Executive Greg Terry opened the meeting with roll call, the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the previous meeting's minutes.

The county has received the new ambulance, a Ford four-wheel-drive, which will help during poor road conditions. The department is keeping it very busy and it is a great addition to the ambulance service.

County Clerk Michael Toon took time to commend the ambulance service and thank them for their professionalism and care in handling of the death of his mother on Monday evening.

Carlisle County Jailer Ronnie Owens reported that his department is running smoothly and that the county has six people arrested and housed in the Ballard County Jail.

In new business, the court renewed an agreement with NatureChem for the spray application of weeds and grasses along county highways. The cost will be $6,000 for three applications, which is the same amount the paid in recent years. The company will not be spraying individual residences along the road, but some overspray may be beyond their control.

The court moved into a Public Hearing for a Budget Amendment #28 Ordinance, then returned to regular business and held the Final Reading and approval of #28 Ordinance. A portion of the amended budget included the move of some funds for blacktop and bridge work into other accounts. The move was necessary to place road projects in the appropriate section of the budget.

The court also approved the lease renewal on the postal machine with Pitney Bowes; approved the Milburn Fire Department project to widen their bay doors and to replace a side door at for approximately $4,000; and approved work on the Milburn Gym costing approximately $6,000.

The fire department has the funds in their account to complete the door project and will be able to use Area Development Funds for the work on the gymnasium. The court reviewed and approved the Treasure's Monthly Report, the County Clerk's Monthly Report for January and the amending of the Clerk's second and third-quarter reports to reflect corrections needed. They also approved claims for transfer of funds and approved and paid the bills submitted to the court.

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