“Brief and Routine” Commission Meeting Held Monday, Dec. 21

The Fentress Co. Commission met Monday, December 21 in a rather brief and routine session.

With all members present, and following the call to order by County Executive J. Michael Cross, the presentation of Colors by the Clarkrange JROTC, the pledge to the Flag led by Commissioner Larry Cooper and opening prayer by Darwin Nance, the first order of business consisted of approval of notaries and the minutes from the November 16 session.

Next, Kellie Asberry, Executive Director of the Scott and Fentress County Children’s Center, then presented a letter of thanks to the Commission for their support of the program.

The Commission then approved changes of policy and procedures and by-law updates for the Fentress County Senior Center, as recommended by the Senior Center Advisory Board and presented by Alice Kirby.

The changes in the by-laws designate that the Fentress County government, consisting of the Fentress Co. Executive and the Fentress County Commission, is the governing entity, and the age requirement with UCDD has been changed from 55 years to 60 years, but grandfathers in participants with disabilities who are already members that are 55 plus years.

The policy and procedures amendments following recommendation of the AAAD/UCDD, which include:

* Conflict of interest, with signed copy of each employee,

*Emergency Preparedness Manual.

*Procedures for Handling of Monies.

*Insurance of Contents.

The Commission then approved closing documents for the Justice Center and the Report on Debt Obligation of $9,276,656.00 at a 3.500% interest rate, to be paid in the amount of $451,032 per year for 37 years.

They then approved a budget amendment for the Senior Center in the amount of $3,756.50, in recreational fees, which will allow these funds to be transferred into their budget.

They also approved a budget amendment of $17,025.44 for the Fentress County Library.  This budget was added to the 101 budget last fiscal year to track money spent on the library addition through a $100,000 grant plus well over $200,000 from the Pinckley Trust.  The grant money had to be spent on construction with the Pinckley Trust money being spent on construction and on furniture and equipment.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.