By Rhonda Smyth, CV&T news editor
A special session of the Estill County Fiscal Court was called Monday by executive order to handle some important business that couldn’t wait until the regular meeting later this month.
The first order of business was the approval of a sewer condemnation order against Dwight Scrivner of Wisemantown Road.
“We have conducted a good faith negotiation with him and he has refused to sign the easement to put a lift station on his property,” Estill County Attorney Rodney Davis said.
Davis said Scrivner initially wanted to know where the lines and station would be.
“The engineer went over and put flags out on the property,” Davis said. “Joey McKinney of the water district talked to him several times and we made an offer, which he refused.”
Davis said the lift station would only serve the three or four houses near Scrivners in which members of his family live.
The court agreed to have Davis seek condemnation of the property but there was some further discussion.
“”Did they tell him everything and did he understand it,” District Three Magistrate Darrell Johnson asked.
Davis said Scrivner had some concerns about opening his door and seeing the lift station. Johnson asked if there would be an odor.
“It’s a sewer, it is going to smell,” Davis said.
“It won’t be nearly as bad as it is over there now,” Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor said.
In other business the court:
•Agreed to accept a homeland security grant for the new call system for 911 in the amount of $9,168;
•Agreed to advertise for bids for the new call system;
•Gave approval to advertise for bids for a radio console to be paid for with Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program funds;
•Gave approval to advertise for a generator for the Happy Top Radio Tower on which construction began Tuesday;
•Approved a claim from Bluegrass Power Generation for $37,000 to be paid with CSEPP.