PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Fiscal Court met for a special called meeting on Monday. During the meeting, Bobby Johnson resigned as the DES Director and E-911 Coordinator. Upon his resignation, Floyd County Judge-Executive Ben Hale recommended Tim Fields to the positions of the DES Director and E-911 Coordinator. Fields previously served as deputy director.
“Tim is more than qualified,” Hale said. “He’s been doing this type of work for many years. He works well with the fire departments, and the fire departments already know him. He’s going to be a major asset.”
Johnson is leaving the county position to return to the private sector.
Hale also recommended the hiring of Raymond Jones to be added to the litter abatement crew. Jones was hired as a part-time employee.
Another item on the agenda was the County Road Aid Cooperative Program Agreement. The county has entered into an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.
The county has accepted an invitation from the department to allow it to participate in a cooperative program to aid the county in construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of certain roads and bridges using its share of the county road aid funds apportioned to it by the department. The county’s apportionment of county road aid funds shall be based on revenue estimates supplied by the office of state budget director. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, the amount is $1,434,147.81.
Distribution of county road aid funds, the county and the department agree that the apportionment shall be distributed by the department to the county as follows:
– First Distribution: The department shall initially distribute to the county 60 percent of the apportionment, less three percent of the apportionment set aside for the emergency fund. The initial amount is $834,674.00.
– Second Distribution: The department shall distribute up to and including an additional 35 percent of the Apportionment to the County, less three percent of the apportionment set aside for the emergency fund. The amount of the second distribution will depend on how actual revenues compare to revenue estimates.
– Final Distribution: The department shall allocate and distribute the remaining balance of the apportionment, less three percent set aside for the emergency fund. The final distribution shall be based on actual revenues tabulated after the end of the fiscal year.
The next Floyd County Fiscal Court meeting will be held Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. All Floyd County citizens are invited to attend the upcoming meeting.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.