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County Attorney Gives Opposing Opinion of Fundraising Agreement for Sports Complex

ron edit 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/4/13) – Hopkins County Attorney, J Todd P’Pool offered a negative opinion of a proposed consulting agreement between the Hopkins County Fiscal Court and Strategic Development Consultants (SDC). The presumption of the agreement was that SDC would raise six million dollars for the construction of the Sports Complex for a consulting fee of $160,000. However, as P’Pool points out, “The agreement does not provide a guarantee on any proposed amount” that the consultant would raise for the fee to be paid. Furthermore, P’Pool notes that the list of donors would be considered “intellectual property” of the consultant.
 
In the proposed contract, Shane Browning of 2574 Country Club Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431 is the CEO of Strategic Development Consultants and lists this address as the address of the firm. However, P’Pool points out that “Strategic Development Consultants is not a registered entity with the Kentucky Secretary of State and is not licensed in the City of Madisonville …” P’Pool points out that what the Court would be doing is signing a contract with an individual, Shane Browning, rather than a business entity.
 
P’Pool goes on to question the validity of an $18,000 “Pre-Campaign Study”. “I am of the opinion that the study was not conducted in a manner expected of reasonable firms in the public survey industry. Public polling is a sophisticated science that must be supported by reliable methodology if it is to render an accurate result. I challenge the methodology of the study and I would caution anyone from relying on the results.”
 
P’Pool further questions the proposed location of the Sports Complex stating that; as a result of the Career and Technical School and resulting lawsuit, “the Hopkins County Fiscal Court is on notice of the soil instability at this location.” He points out that the area is still active as evidenced by the Earlington Connector Road.
 
As County Attorney, J Todd P’Pool, acts as the attorney for the Hopkins County Fiscal Court. The Court is not bound by P’Pool’s opinion and could move forward with the agreement with or without addressing the issues raised by the County Attorney.
 
Ron Sanders
SurfKY News

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