WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (9/12/12) - Webster County Fiscal Court members breezed through a 15-minute regular session Monday morning with a very short agenda.
Webster County Judge Executive, Jim Townsend, was absent from the meeting so Magistrate, Tony Felker, was appointed to preside over the meeting.
Court members briefly discussed the upcoming “surplus property” auction that will take place at the old Carhartt location in Providence. Felker said that in a conversation he had with Judge Townsend and Providence auctioneer Bill Riden, the Sept. 22 date that was approved at the last meeting would need to be changed.
“Mr. Riden stated that date wouldn’t allow a sufficient amount of time needed to properly advertise the auction,” Felker said. “He felt it would be better to move the auction back in order to advertise the listing of surplus equipment.”
Magistrates agreed to move the auction to Oct. 6 beginning at 9:30 am. Court members then reviewed a two-page listing of items to be sold and items that could possibly “head to the trash”. It was noted that additional items could be added to the list between now and the Oct. 6 sale.
“Those items marked ‘trash’ simply need to be discarded. There’s no need to haul them to the auction,” stated Webster County Treasurer, Paula Guinn.
The auction list also included items from the Webster County Economic Development Corporation, including golf carts and mowers from the former Wildwood Golf Course.
In other business, magistrates declared two tractors, a 1992 Case 5250 and a 1995 Case 4530, as “surplus”. The tractors will be included in a trade-in for another tractor, according to Webster County Road Foreman, Rob Mooney.
Magistrate Felker presented a letter from Attorney James E. Gentry, Jr., inquiring about a possible lease agreement with the county of a house located at the south end of the back parking lot.
“This is a formal request to lease the home in order to open his law practice,” Felker stated. According to Webster County Attorney, Clint Prow, Judge Executive Townsend would be able to work out a possible deal for the house. “Jim has the authority to negotiate terms for a lease if he wishes,” said Prow. After a brief discussion, magistrates agreed to give Judge Townsend the go-ahead to work out a deal with Gentry. With no further business, the court adjourned.
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