An addition to the Christian County Animal Shelter won’t happen as soon as had been hoped after bids for the project came in much higher than what was expected.
Christian Fiscal Court voted unanimously to decline all bids at this morning’s meeting, with Judge-Executive Steve Tribble saying the lowest bid totaled about $225,000 including necessary cages.
Judge Tribble says that cost is just too high for a 1,550 square foot addition.
The addition is still needed, but Judge Tribble says the county just couldn’t go forward with a plan that would spend the taxpayer’s money in a less than prudent way.
Judge Tribble says he has asked for an extension on how long the county can keep the grant money without utilizing it, which he has been told should not be a problem.
In other action, magistrates approved a resolution similar to the one passed in Todd County last week asking the state to keep the Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville open to prevent coroners and police in western Kentucky from having to drive to Louisville every time an autopsy is needed.