Estill County will receive $120,000 more in road aid from the state than last year to resurface and maintain the county’s roads but it won’t arrive until after July 1.
Craig Landin of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 told the fiscal court at a meeting Monday that the county will receive $905,212. He also gave the court his recommendation on what roads should be resurfaced. They include a section of KY 851, the Ola-Leighton Road, KY 3329, Big Doe Creek Road, KY 3325 Winston-Possum Run-Sand Hill road and KY 1353, the Old Irvine-Richmond Road. This is a total of 5.150 miles at a cost of $349,726.
The court voted to accept the state’s recommendations.
In other business the court opened sealed bids for the Emergency Operations Center Console for the new building. Two bids were received, one from Future Com for $83,291.20 and one from RCS Com for $85,289.
Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor recommended accepting the low bid and asked Emergency Management Director Fred Rogers to look it over to make sure it meets their specifications.
Taylor also opened bids on supplying asphalt for paving and resurfacing of roads. Hinkle submitted the only bid and Taylor said it was higher than the state maintenance bid. The court voted to reject Hinkle’s bid and go with state maintenance.
With roads in mind, Taylor asked the court to approve the county’s involvement in the Kentucky Association of Counties reverse salt auction. He explained what the auction is about.
“We are grouped in with other counties to get a better price on our salt,” he said. “The suppliers bid for the right to sell us their product. It gives us volume buying power.”
The court agreed to bid 200 tons.
The court accepted 2010-2011 budgets for the conservation district, Chamberlain Branch, and the extension service.
They approved the treasurer’s report, claims and transfers and voted to amend the budget to include and spend nearly $408,000 in unbudgeted receipts.
Taylor read a proclamation making this week National Volunteer Week and recognized Della Piersall, April Riddell, Judy Riddell, Glenda Cole, Jane Rogers and Faye Wilson for their work with Kentucky River Foothills and the Red Cross.