Roads; transportation discussed

By Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE — Roads and a non-public school student transportation was discussed Wednesday by Bracken County Fiscal Court.

Judge-Executive Earl Bush said there is a lot of work that still needs to be completed in the county because weather has pushed back some projects.

“We have a lot of places we haven’t started yet,” he said. “We have talked to the piling contractor on slips. We have rails and timbers in order. Hopefully, we’ll get started on that within the next few weeks. We’ll get started as soon as we can.”

Bush also said the fiscal court will look into bid options for salt at a later date.

“Chip and seal prices are the same as they were last year, but we’ll look into that later,” he said. “We’ll also need to decide on a fuel contractor for next year. The company we went with in the past has changed hands. We’ve had a few bids come in. I think it’s just a matter of who will give us the best service and we’ll go from there.”

Bush said he will also be meeting with the Germantown City Council about roads that are listed as city streets.

“I’m trying to work with the city council on that,” he said. “We’re trying to get something worked out.”

During the meeting, Bracken County Attorney Beth Moore discussed transportation of non-public school students.

“I need a resolution from fiscal court stating the county provided funds for the transportation for non-public school students,” Moore said. “I’m just asking you pass the resolution pretty much as it’s been since 2008.”

Moore said she also needed an approval for Bush to sign an executive order for a contract with Bracken County and Augusta Independent school districts.

The motions were approved.

Other items discussed during the meeting included:

— Resolution of a blanket agreement to support applications for Homeland Security grants. It allows fire departments and other agencies who wish to apply for a Homeland Security grant to do so, according to Bush.

— Approval to surplus a salt spreader.

— Approval of claims.

By Christy Howell-Hoots

[email protected]