All actions were unanimous--in a positive manner--by Christian Fiscal Court this morning, where magistrates approved a contract for outside monitoring of certain qualifying county jail inmates and agreed to trade maintenance responsibilities for certain roads already in existence locally, with a 3 to 1 ratio of mileage approved in the state's favor, though traffic volume will most likely be in a greater ratio in favor of the county.
Also approved without a ''no'' vote was the 24 and a half million dollar budget for the fiscal year which begins the end of the month, which includes a half-million dollar debt service on the jail, almost 4-million dollars for roads and bridges, and 2-million for the health insurance fund.
County Attorney Mike Foster says the inmate monitoring system replaces one which involved telephone calls to inmates at their home 3 or 4 times a day with a system much more sophisticated, including reminders for obligations.
The program will generate income for the county, with the inmate paying administrative costs to the county, which will subtract its share and advance the rest to the contract firm.
Meanwhile, Judge Tribble says the state will assume responsibility for one of the busiest roads leading to Fort Campbell.
The county will assume responsibility for the Brittmart Road, Buffalo Road, Old Hospital Road, and what's known as North Ridge Drive off Billy Goat Hill Road.
In other business at the next-to-last meeting before the end of the fiscal year, second reading was approved on the amended ordinance dealing with collection of volunteer fire department dues, and the state was formally granted approval to use the fiscal court room to hold ''traffic school'' which had already been used and Christian County complied with state law by adopting a ''local emergency management agency''.