County increases EDA’s yearly funding by $2,000

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By Robin Bass

Fiscal court approved a yearly contribution of $30,000 to the Spencer County-Taylorsville Economic Development Authority (EDA) to match the amount approved by Taylorsville City Commission.

Magistrates had originally passed a budget containing $28,000 to be allocated to EDA. As the city and county government work to reach a new interlocal agreement with the economic development office, both agreed to fund the same amount.

Stipulations that fiscal court agreed to at Monday’s meeting will require EDA to provide minutes of each meeting, monthly financial reports and the assurance that no part of the county’s contribution will be used for rent.

“It puts the responsibility on them,” said Jenkins, in reference to EDA receiving monthly installments of the $30,000.

Jenkins said the additional funding for EDA could come from PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) monies recently received from the federal government.

In other fiscal court actions Monday:

• Code Enforcement Administrator Jan Kehne requested that magistrates look into passing an ordinance regarding the posting of street addresses. Members discussed briefly, but no action was taken.

• Local historian Tom Watson requested a resolution that could be submitted to the Kentucky Historical Society stating that the marker in front of the courthouse is wrong. Watson said that the three men responsible for burning the courthouse in 1865 were not killed in Mt. Eden as inscribed.

Magistrates approved providing official documentation from the court.

• Building Inspector Steve Clark appealed to the court to reinstate his ability to smoke cigarettes in his county vehicle and to be permitted to drive the vehicle back and forth to work. Clark said he felt like the court was singling him out.

Court approved both motions by votes of 3-2. Magistrates Hobert Judd and Bill Drury voted no.

• Wayne Cox’s appointment to the planning and zoning commission expires August 1. No replacements were named.

• Magistrates approved spending up to $4,000 for computer equipment and software so that the sheriff’s office, the county attorney and the county clerk’s office would all be connected to process tax bills. The decision was stated as being in compliance with Kentucky House Bill 262.

In the July 8 edition of the Spencer Magnet, it was stated that the court approved zoning changes to 443 acres owned by Holloway Estates. This was actually a first reading of the zoning recommendation made by the zoning commission.

At Monday’s meeting, the zoning change from Ag-1 agricultural to Ag-2 agricultural was brought before court for a second reading. The motion was made and passed 4-0 to table the second reading until further review of the development plans. 

If the court approves the second reading, then Holloway Estates President Charlotte Hemann will be able to subdivide the land into five to 10 acre lots.