The Caldwell County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday morning in the courthouse in downtown Princeton.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, Judge Executive Ellen Dunning called the meeting to order and the court unanimously approved the agenda. After a motion and a second, the court then unanimously approved the minutes from the September 26th meeting.

The meeting then moved to unfinished business, of which there was none, so the meeting moved to new business, of which there were six items.

The first item of new business was the approval of updates to the Caldwell County Solid Waste Management Plan. The updates are required by law and will be in compliance for five years, from 2018-2022. After a motion and a second, the court unanimously approved the resolution.

The next item of new business was the acceptance and approval of a special inspection proposal for Bright Life Farms. The special inspection is required by law and concerns the overseeing of the construction project on the new house. After a motion and a second, the court unanimously approved the proposal from Special Inspection Services out of Owensboro for $4,950.

The next item of new business was the approval of advertising for a bid for a new 2018 Ford E350 Cutaway Chassis Ambulance. It will be the same model ambulance as the county purchased last year, just a year newer. Once a bid is approved, it would take the county six to eight months to receive the new ambulance, meaning the purchase would come to the county near the end of the fiscal year. The purchase of a new ambulance has been figured into the current budget. After some discussion it was added that the bid did not have to be for a Ford ambulance, however it is usually the case that the lowest bid is for a Ford. After a motion and a second, the court then unanimously approved to advertise for bids for a 2018 ambulance.

The last items of new business were the approval of the monthly financial statement, the authorization to approve Treasurer’s transfers, and the authorization to pay bills as presented. After motions and seconds, the court unanimously approved all three items.

The meeting then moved to department reports and County Attorney Roy Massey mentioned to the court that he and Judge Dunning would be meeting with Mark Wells, Board of Education Attorney, to discuss the Youth Incorporated fields and the exchanging of property between the school board and the county. Attorney Massey said he would update the court in the coming weeks on the progress.

The meeting then moved to Magistrates comments before Judge Dunning reminded those assembled that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. She recommended that everyone wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 20th to participate with Healthy Caldwell in bringing awareness to a disease that affects not just women, but men as well.

After a motion and a second the court unanimously approved adjournment. The next regular session Caldwell County Fiscal Court meeting will be held on October 24th and is open to the public.

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