BC Stop the Landfill seeks funds from court; ambulance board members reappointed
Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, August 26, with all magistrates - Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill and Dillon Bryant - in attendance.
Bobbi Steelman with the South Central Workforce Development Board and Tara McMillin, Class D Coordinator for the Butler County Jail, presented the memorandum of understanding partner affiliate agreement to the court. They also spoke about the new program to be implemented at the jail to help inmates to re-enter their community successfully. The Butler County Betterment Program will pair community volunteers with inmates for support in the transition process.
Frank House, with Butler County Stop the Landfill, LLC, spoke to the court concerning the group's need for funding. The group has commissioned Dr. Groves of Crawford Hydrology Labs to conduct scientific studies on the landfill site. Judge-Executive Tim Flener said he would like to meet with Dr. Groves and ask some questions first. House said he would arrange a meeting. No action was taken on the funding request.
The court voted 4-1 to approve the reappointment of Debbie Worley, Chad Johnson, and Teresa Johnson to the Butler County Ambulance Board. Third District Magistrate, Timmy Givens voted nay, stating that he thought the court should appoint new members and not keep the ones the old court approved.
Rochester Mayor Martha Roe requested $1,000 for the Rochester Festival set for October 5, 2019. Timmy Givens asked what amount was given to the North Park Festival last year. Butler County Treasurer Rebecca Jacobs stated $1,500. Givens requested the same amount for Rochester; the court approved 5-0.
The court approved the following by a 5-0 vote:
-Litter Abatement payments to Morgantown Methodist Men $500; BCMS Girls Track $400, BCMS Boys Track $462; BCHS Boys Track $515; BCHS Girls Track $500
-Second reading of Ordinance #1 amending the FY 19-20 annual budget $478,362
-Tax rates for the Butler County Health Department
-Tax rates for the Butler County Library
-Agreement with Capstone for the processing of 1094-C and 1095-C forms required by affordable care act
-Payment to U. S. Treasury $68.71 in Quarterly Federal Excise Tax on Health Insurance policies
-Removal of Old Mining City Road from the County maintenance
-Bills and transfers
-Transfer $25,000 from General Fund to Jail Fund
The court went into closed session to discuss property and personnel.