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July 30, 2013

Animal shelter to open on Saturdays



• Re-appointed Larry Vanhook to the 911 Board for a four-year term to expire on June 30, 2017

• Approved a resolution for Homeland Security grant to the East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department

• Approved a resolution for KEDFA bond issue, which Westerfield explained was a new Kentucky Revised Statute regarding “any hospital bonds.” Although approved through county governments, the fiscal court is not liable for any of those bonds.

• Approved an equipment purchase through the County Clerk’s office, which will either be purchased outright from excess fees or through the fiscal court funds

• Approved Laurel County Sheriff John Root to sell surplus property obtained through seizures, to be sold at auction

• Approved a Homeland Security grant for the 9-1-1 Dispatch office to upgrade their computer equipment

• Approved the bond release for Open Skies Estates Phase I, which Westerfield explained is done when a new subdivision is blacktopped, inspected and approved

• Approved an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a bridge replacement project for the wooden bridge located in the Fariston community. The Transportation Cabinet has allocated $470,000 for a concrete bridge over the railroad tracks

• Appointed magistrates Noah Baker and Jeff Book to a committee to review a road in District 1

• Approved magistrates Danny Smith and Noah Baker to review a road in District 6 and appointed Billy Oakley and Noah Baker for another road in District 6

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