(Leitchfield, KY) – The Grayson County Fiscal Court met in a quick special called meeting Thursday, May 9, 2013, to tie-up some loose ends.
The court approve a resolution to apply for an energy efficient block grant through the Department of Local Government. The grant would help pay for energy efficient upgrades to the old courthouse, the county jail and detention center, and the government building where the sheriff’s department is housed.
The fiscal court is working to go green and reduce their overall energy costs, and is looking to partner with Ameresco Company.
The company promises an estimated $60,000 savings a year through the energy savings upgrades. The company made a presentation during the April 2013 G.C. Fiscal Court meeting, and outlined the upgrades.
Those upgrades would include, but not limited to, water saving faucets, shower heads and toilets, energy saving light bulbs and fixtures, new windows, new mechanical hardware, and sensors to detect motion and turn lights on/off.
Grayson County Fiscal Court spends approximately $476,000 per year on utilities.
The fiscal court approved for the company to move forward with a detailed study of the properties, at no cost to the county, and present their findings in the future.
In other fiscal court news:
The court assigned viewers to a possible road closure. The road in question is 246 feet of dead-end roadway on Hanging Rock Road, and is at the request of Kathy Dennison, who owns the property, according to Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon. The viewers appointed live on Hanging Rock Road and are Chris Helm and Darrell Sadler. The fiscal court will meet at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at the old judicial center for their regular monthly meeting. A special hearing for the road closure will begin at 10:30 a.m. before the regular monthly meeting.
The court approved a resolution for KaCO, the financing firm who holds the $69,000 lease on the county’s newly purchased pothole patcher. Logsdon said the lease was at a low interest rate and the piece of equipment was purchased used.
The county approved to pay a bill of $2,400 to Grayson County Collision for repairs and paint work to a county owned dump truck.
Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon announced the county had received the funding from the state for $17,200 worth of repair work to a bridge on Pine Knob Young Road. Do-All Construction (Caneyville) will replace a dilapidated wooden bridge deck with concrete. A brand new bridge was built last fall on Pine Knob Lake Road.
The fiscal court signed a proclamation declaring May 9th as Ms. Georgia Patterson Day in Grayson County. The recommendation came by way of Magistrate Harold Johnson, but all members quickly agreed they wanted to do something within their powers to honor the 100-year-old teacher who helped shape education in Grayson County, beginning her teaching career in a one roomed school before becoming a well-respected 2nd grade teacher at Clarkson Elementary School, teaching for a total of 47 years.
Magistrate Johnson said she was his 2nd grade teacher and kept a stern rule over her class. Magistrate Bill Skaggs said, “She taught me respect. I learned how to respect adults, which is something that is lost today.”
Patterson was a member of Clarkson Baptist Church and is survived by multiple nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.