Inspections to be made at sewage plant

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]
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FLEMINGSBURG —Possible replacement of a sewage plant in the Fox Valley area was among the discussion at Fleming County Fiscal Court.

The court met Tuesday morning to discuss with Kristie Dodge, Economic Development director of the Buffalo Trace Area Development District about a current issue with the Fox Valley Recreation Park sewage plant. According to Judge-Executive Larry Foxworthy, the sewage plant is around 40 years old.

Dodge said after speaking with members of the Fox Valley Recreational Board, repairs could be made to the plant, however the fixes would only extend the plant’s life about five years at best. Dodge and the court then began discussing opportunities to replacing the old plant through grant funding.

“There’s a wide array of funding that we could help apply for,” Dodge said.

Dodge told the court, after naming off several possible funding sources, she is confident there are ways to fund the sewage plant’s replacement, although perhaps not 100 percent funding.

Before beginning to apply for grants, Dodge suggested the county have an engineer inspect the plant’s facilities to determine whether a full replacement, or simply renovations are called for. Dodge said it is up to the court to provide approval for an engineer to conduct an on-site inspection, to which they complied.

In other business:

— The court reappointed Charles Spann for another term on the Greater Fleming County Regional Water Board. Spann’s term will end on Sept. 1, 2022.

— The pay rate of $11.67 per hour for the recently hired Administrative Assistant Clay Skaggs was approved by the court.

— Pay scaling for the Operator 1 position on the county road department was updated and approved by the court at a rate of $13.54 per hour.

— A request by the Licking Valley Adventures for the county to provide funding in the amount of $500 from the county was denied by the court.

— Two, yearly agreements with Tri-State Elevator were renewed by the court to continue quarterly inspection and maintenance of elevators in both the county courthouse and judicial center.

— The court approved a resolution drafted by County Attorney John Price to dissolve the Fleming County Hospital Board. Due to the district not having any assets or no further liabilities, the court deemed it necessary to discontinue the board’s existence.

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Jonathan Wright

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