Friday morning featured a busy meeting for Todd Fiscal Court, which passed final reading of a budget, hired a Dispatch Director and purchased a new van for the jail.
The 6.4 million dollar spending plan passed unanimously on second reading and Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield says it's one he feels good about.
The cost of living raise for county employees is a little less than two percent and Judge Greenfield says he doesn't anticipate any tax increases from county government.
Meanwhile, former Dispatch Director Donna Ruby recently submitted her resignation to take another job. Magistrates unanimously approved the promotion of Karen Stratton to fill that post at a salary of about $28,000 annually. Former Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC Director Judy Toombs was hired by Todd Fiscal Court to be a consultant during the transition at a contracted cost of $15 hourly.
Jailer Greg Allen asked for and received permission to purchase a used van to transport inmates at a cost of $11,000. Magistrate Brent Spurlin cast the only “no” vote over concerns about sagging revenues from fewer state inmates.
County Attorney Mac Johns reminded residents to contact his office to set up a payment plan if they haven't paid their property taxes and said there are still several accounts that need some work.