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County Clerk presents financial statements for 1stQ; local dispatchers recognized

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, April 12, at the courthouse.

Butler County Clerk Sherry Johnson presented her first-quarter financial statements. Her office took in $1,956,553.81, nearly $300,000 more than this time for the past two years, for the quarter. March is farm tag month, and her office took in $1,158,603.93, the most significant month ever.

The Court discussed an itemized quote from Gordian concerning repairs to the top of the courthouse and the front columns. According to Judge-Executive Tim Flener, since they received no bids, they contacted Gordian to get an amount to work into the budget. The Court took no action.

The next discussion was the yearly maintenance of the River Gauge at Rochester. According to Judge Flener, the gauge is $20,000, and the annual maintenance is $6,000. The Court is checking into using the Ferry Fund to cover the fee.  No action was taken.

Magistrates approved an 80/20 match agreement between the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Butler County concerning Caney Fork Road. The Transportation Department changed the rating from 18 tons to 3 tons on the boxed culvert. A school bus cannot travel over a 3-ton rated culvert, and there are still several questions concerning the repair.

Fifth District Magistrate Dillon Bryant read a letter honoring the local dispatchers. April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators  Week. Butler County has five full-time and four part-time dispatchers and received 13,891 calls in 2020.

Full-time dispatchers include:

Ruth Lee, 25 years

Karen Martin, 8 years

Brittany Perrin, 4 years

Luke Mooneyhan, 1 year

Justin Cannon, 1 year


Part-time dispatchers include:

Brian Phelps, 15 years

Bubby Price, 13 years

Emily Tyree, 12 years

Haley Wright, 1 year


Countywide cleanup days at the County Barn are:

April 29, 7:00am-5:00pm

April 30, 7:00am-5:00pm

May 1st, 7:00am-noon


 The Court approved the following:

--First District Fire Protection Board Financial Statement

--Fifth District Fire Department Treasurer's Report

--Payment to 5th District Fire Department of $200 for insurance claim

--2022 Mud River Watershed Budget

--Purchase items for the Homeland Security Grant FY 2020 not to exceed $119,000

--Agreement between Commonwealth of KY Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and Butler County

--Agreement between County Road Aid Cooperative Program and the Butler County Fiscal Court ( emergency fund)

--Agreement between Commonwealth of KY Transportation Cabinet and Butler County for Caney Fork Road (

--A contract between Campass Municipal Advisors, LLC and Butler County

--2nd reading and adoption of Budget Amendment Ordinance 2021-TR-004 amending FY 20-21 budget for $601,745.69

--3rd quarter FY 21 Financial Statements

--Treasurer's monthly settlement

--Transfer of $50,000 from General Fund to Jail Fund


--Bills and transfers


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