Budget gets most of fiscal court’s attention during brief special meeting

Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

Clinton County Fiscal Court held a special meeting last Thursday morning, May 31 with five of six court members present, dealing with several issues, primarily budgetary.

The court, on a motion by Magistrate Mickey Riddle, first approved first reading of the proposed 2018-19 fiscal year budget, which will now be forwarded to the Department of Local Government in Frankfort for approval prior to final reading.

Magistrate Terry Buster questioned whether or not the quarter per hour pay raises for employees was included in the budget and County Treasurer Tuesday Davis said the raises were included in general line items that covered the increases the court had previously voted to provide county employees.

The court also accepted the Clinton County Extension Service budget for the coming year and approved some current 2017-18 end of the year budget amendments on a motion by Magistrate Ricky Craig.

In other actions, the court voted to advertise for road materials (ad appears on legal page this week) for the coming year and the 2018-19 County Road Aid agreement with the Kentucky Department of Transportation. They also voted to pay some claims and since their last meeting prior to adjourning.

The next regular meeting of Clinton County Fiscal Court is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse at 5 p.m. and is open to the general public.