Commissioners approve cameras for jail

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

A new camera system for the detention center and an emergency warning siren for May’s Lick were both approved Tuesday by Mason County Commissioners.

Acting on a recommendation from Mason County Jailer Lisa Kern-Yeary, commissioners approved a bid from T-N-T Cabling Solutions LLC, a Bracken County firm, for $53,985 for the network video recorder camera system for the detention center.

The system will replace the aging system currently in use by the jail.

Kern-Yeary originally presented the bids to commissioners several months ago before coming back with her recommendation.

Funding for the system will come from the MCDC commissary funds thanks to a recent change in how those funds may be distributed.

The court also approved a bid for a new emergency warning siren for the May’s Lick Area, upon a request from Mason County Emergency Management Director Tim Nolder. The winning bud for the siren came from Sirens for Cities Inc. at about $20,000. Nolder said the bid was the only one to meet all specs set forth in the bid notice and includes a seven-year warranty.

Funding for the siren is through a Homeland Security Grant, Nolder said. A pole for the siren is being donated by Kentucky Utilities, he said.

In other business, commissioners learned that longtime Animal Control Officer Roger Mullikin is retiring at the end of the month. Mullikin was not present at the meeting but did submit his monthly report on the number of animals taken in by the local shelter and their fate.

There was no discussion on how the position will be filled after Mullikin’s departure.

In a related item, Deputy County Judge-Executive Richard Newberry said a recent adoption event at the Maysville Rural King location was “very successful’ with four dogs and two cats adopted.

Also Tuesday, commissioners:

— Heard reports from the Sheriff, Road Department, Recycling Center and Solid Waste, Landfill, Detention Center and Treasurer’s Office.

— Recalled a resolution pre-approving recurring expenses to change it to a standing order.

— Approved an agree with Comprehend Inc. for the SAP recovery program at the detention center.

— Approved a full-page ad in the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce Relocation Guide at a cost of $1,800, less a 10 percent discount.

— Learned the Justice Center project is basically complete with only a final punch list which was underway Tuesday.

— Approved re-appointment of Pam Carpenter to the Western Mason Water District Board and David Reed to the Planning Commission.

— Approved the FY 2019 contract with the Buffalo Trace District Health Department.

— Rescheduled the August meeting to Monday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m., making it a special meeting.

Mary Ann Kearns

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