MEETING: Butler County Fiscal Court
Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, April 27, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens (First District), Kevin Phelps (Second District), Timmy Givens (Third District), David Whittinghill (Fourth District), and Dillon Bryant (Fifth District).
Judge-Executive Tim Flener announced that their reimbursement from the courts for rental space (AOC) would decrease about $20,000 for next year.
The court approved and audit proposal from Peercy and Gray, PSC, for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, and not to exceed $14,500.
The court approved to pay the Butler County Sheriff's Department $5,011.25 for insurance repair of sheriff's 2017 Ram, and $5,747.50 to 5th District Fire Department for insurance repair of 2002 Pierce Pumper.
Magistrates agreed to donate $1,000 per month for April and May to the Morgantown Mission for their food bank to support Butler County residents due to the Covid-19 virus.
The court had a lengthy discussion concerning health insurance for FY 2020-2021. According to Judge Flener, the premium has increased over nine percent, which is about a $27-28K increase for the county. Several of the magistrates expressed concern about not wanting to pass the increase to the employees. The court made no decision.
Magistrates discussed the repairing of the Leonard Oak Boat Ramp and agreed to advertise for rock and riprap delivered to the site.
In other business the court approved the following items:
- Transfer $25,000 from General Fund to Jail Fund
- Transfer $10,000 from General Fund to E-911 Fund
- Bills and Transfers
- Big Reedy Watershed Financial Report
- Insurance for FY 2020-2021: Property /liability provider KACO All Lines Fund-premium $108,791, Worker's Comp-provider KACO-premium $52,251, Volunteer Fire Department provider VFIS estimated premium $42,500