The bids came in over budget the last time Christian Fiscal Court tried to go through with building an addition onto the Animal Shelter, but the county believes it may have found a different starting point that will work.
Instead of just bidding the project out with the original specifications again, Christian County Attorney Mike Foster says Fiscal Court instead agreed to enter into contract with Codell Construction to help them draw up plans that will make the project less expensive.
If the price is still too high, the county is under no obligation to Codell, according to Foster—though Codell would get the contract if they can work together to make the project feasible.
In other business, court approved an agreement between the county clerk and Kentucky Department of Libraries to save many old documents on micro-film, which is expected to far out-live paper and possibly digital records.
Training incentives were also approved for Magistrates Jim Fleming, Jack Lackey and Tom Jones.