NOTICE & AGENDA OF CALLED VIDEO TELECONFERENCE MEETING
Notice is hereby given of the following:
An Opinion of the Attorney General, OAG 20.05, issued on March 18, 2020, stated in part “. . . it is not ‘feasible’ under KRS 61.840 to precisely identify a primary physical location for a video teleconference at which the public may attend and view a public meeting conducted through video teleconference under the Open Meetings Act. Instead, because of the public health necessity of imposing social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, a public agency should precisely identify a website, television station, or other technological means by which the public may view a meeting conducted under the Act until the conclusion of the state of emergency.”
Said Opinion instructs that during this time and effort of preventing the spread of COVID-19, public agencies “. . . should ‘precisely identify’ the website, television station, or other technological means by which members of the public may access the video teleconference where all members can be seen and heard’.”
Therefore, there will be a Called Meeting (by video teleconference) of the McCracken County Fiscal Court on March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Judge Executive and Fiscal Clerk will be in Conference Room A on first floor of the Courthouse. Although media representatives are allowed, the public cannot attend. This meeting can be accessed by going to https://zoom.us/j/861662065 . Meeting ID is 861 662 065. Dial 1-312-626-6799. For further information, call the Judge Executive’s Office at (270) 444-4707.
The Agenda follows.
The Agenda for said Called Video Teleconference Meeting is as follows:
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
I. CONSENT AGENDA
It is ordered to approve the Consent Agenda for the March 25, 2020 McCracken County Fiscal Court.
II. BUDGET TRANSFERS
It is ordered that the necessary cash transfers, in the amount of $ , be made in order to pay County bills and payroll approved March 23, 2020.
III. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
It is ordered to approve the Voucher Claims Register from March 9, 2020 to March 23, 2020 to show County bills in the amount of $_______________ were paid.
IV. DISCUSSION (Items Generally Not Voted on Tonight)
Presentation of Preliminary McCracken County Jail Budget required by KRS 441.215.
V. OLD BUSINESS (Previously Tabled Items)
It is ordered that the County Judge Executive is authorized to execute the First Amendment to Lease Agreement (Project Site – Paducah Commerce Park – Teletech) between the City of Paducah, the County of McCracken, and Teletech Services Corporation, which amends the Teletech Lease for one additional term of five years.
VI. COURT ORDERS (Not on Consent Agenda)
A. It is hereby ordered that pursuant to the monetary reimbursement restrictions and calculations set forth in Section 246 of the Kentucky Constitution and KRS Sections 15.765 and 64.530, the salary of the McCracken County Attorney is hereby adjusted to $51,749.99. The present adjustment is conducted according to the conventional application of the Consumer Price Index as adopted by the courts in Mathews v. Allen, 360 S.W. 2d 135 (Ky. 1962) and as communicated by January 28, 2020, correspondence from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of the Governor, Department of Local Government. This amount is subject to all legal deductions and further orders of this court. This amount shall be retroactive to January 1, 2020.
B. It is ordered that there was an error in the order passed by the Fiscal Court on December 16, 2019 setting forth holidays for 2020 which included the presidential Election Day as a holiday, which is in violation of the McCracken County Administrative Code and is hereby rescinded.
C. It is ordered that the attached McCracken County Amended 2020 Holiday Schedule is approved.
D. It is ordered that the fence along the front of Carson Park be replaced. The quote from Morris Fencing, Inc., in the amount of $10,250.00, is accepted. The funds for this replacement will come from Area Development Funds (ADF) from the Purchase Area Development District (PADD).
E. It is ordered that the Judge Executive is authorized to execute the agreement with Morris Fencing, Inc. for the replacement of the fence along the front of Carson Park.
F. It is ordered that the Judge Executive is authorized to execute the agreement, entitled A Legally Binding Agreement, between McCracken County and Lotus.
G. It is ordered that the Judge Executive is authorized to execute the Grant Agreement between McCracken County and the Department of Local Government (DLG).
H. It is ordered to establish a McCracken County Finance Petty Cash Fund in the amount of $100.00 and it is further ordered that the following individuals, whose names appear below, are authorized to endorse and cash checks written on the McCracken County General Fund and made payable to McCracken County Finance Petty Cash, which is used exclusively for making change for cash payments received in the finance office: Craig Z. Clymer, Pamela Thompson, and Heather Reams.
I. It is ordered that $3,902.24 be paid to Kentucky State Treasurer to return the unspent litter abatement grant funds received for calendar year 2019.
J. It is ordered that the McCracken County Fiscal Court join with the City of Paducah in pursuit of the Household Hazardous Waste Grant through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management for the annual Spring Clean Day 2020.
K. It is hereby ordered that due to the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Kentucky extending the deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 for income tax filings, McCracken County will also extend the deadline for Net Profits License Fee Returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
L. It is ordered that the City of Paducah be paid in an amount not to exceed $67,060.50 for the County’s share of the construction of the Bob Leeper Bridge to connect the Paducah Greenway Trail system to the McCracken County mountain bike trails, pump track, and other inter-connected trails for recreation purposes. It is further ordered that the City be reimbursed $18,328.00 for geotechnical and engineering design costs, less credit for previous permitting and design fees contributed by the county.
VII. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
It is ordered that Josh Holmes is appointed to the Sports Tourism Commission to complete the term of Mike Burger who resigned. This term expires August 26, 2020.
It is ordered that the second reading of Ordinance No. 2020-02 amending McCracken County Ordinance No. 2019-04 by making revisions to the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 operating budget by modification of allocations pertaining to line items general, jail, transient room tax, debt service payments, federal grants, transfers from other funds in strict compliance with the mandates of Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 68 shall is adopted.
Summary: The present Ordinance makes revisions to Ordinance 2019-04, McCracken County Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget, pertaining to increases/decreases in receipts related to the General, Jail, Transient Room, Debt funds, and Federal Grants.
Certification: It is hereby certified by the McCracken County Fiscal Court that the present summary represents an accurate official statement of the main points of and contents of Ordinance No. 2020-02.
Public Inspection: Ordinance No. 2020-02 shall be available for public inspection in its whole and complete form in the McCracken County Judge Executive’s Office during ordinary business hours.
A. It is hereby ordered that a Resolution be adopted and enacted for the purpose of complying with CDBG and DLG requirements related to cost overruns of the Lotus Outdoor Sanctuary Project.
B. It is hereby ordered that a Resolution be adopted and enacted for the purpose of complying with CDBG and DLG requirements related to requirements of Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act (Federal Fair Housing Law) in relation to the Lotus Outdoor Sanctuary Project.
C. It is hereby ordered that a Resolution be adopted and enacted for the purpose of complying with CDBG and DLG requirements related to the Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for the Lotus Outdoor Sanctuary Project.
D. It is hereby ordered that a Resolution be adopted and enacted for the purpose of complying with CDBG and DLG requirements related to the Kentucky Community Development Block Grant Procurement Code in relation to the Lotus Outdoor Sanctuary Project.
X. EXECUTIVE SESSION