Fiscal Court approves personnel changes, hears reading of reapportionment ordinance

Published 12:36 pm Monday, July 24, 2023

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The Jessamine County Fiscal Court met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18, and approved multiple personnel changes, a reapportionment ordinance and other agreements.

The approved personnel changes are:

  • Makailee Brooks has been hired as a full-time Kennel Tech at $15.18 an hour.
  • Matthew Purcell has been hired as a part-time kennel tech at $15.18 an hour.
  • J.F. Hall has been reappointed to the Jessamine South East Water District.
  • Ruby Mason has been reappointed to the Board of Assessment Appeals.

The Court also approved a reapportionment ordinance for the county.

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According to Judge-Executive David West, every ten years, the Court must balance its magisterial districts.

“We have six magistrates, and they have to fall within a certain population range of each other. So you have to reassign,” West said.

Only a few small tweaks will be made, which will be public upon the ordinance’s second reading.

The changes go into effect on Nov. 8. 

The Court approved a franchising agreement with Charter Spectrum Cable Services.

“We have had a franchise agreement with the cable company for years. The city has one, and basically, they pay us in order to be able to operate in the city and county,” West said.

The agreement does not exclude other cable companies from offering services in the area. 

In other news:

  • The Court approved a bid from MXI Environment presented by Environmental Services Director Richie Horn for the county’s Household Hazardous Waste event to be held on Oct. 28.
  • The Court approved the Stryker agreement, as presented by Emergency Medical Services Director Jamie Goodpaster. The contract will allow the county to lease 64 pieces of emergency medical equipment over ten years. According to Goodpaster, this will save the county $400,000.