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Union Co. Fiscal Court Passes 2nd Reading of Ordinance Establishing Registration Procedures for Abandoned Property

Union Co. Fiscal Court Passes 2nd Reading of Ordinance Establishing Registration Procedures for Abandoned Property

Bill Stephens

September 14th, 2016

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Union County Fiscal Court magistrates on Tuesday approved the second reading of an ordinance establishing registration procedures for abandoned property located within the county as read by Judge-Executive Jody Jenkins.

Magistrate Joe Clements noted there is a great example of a burned out house in Waverly near Peak Brothers Barbeque that has been up for sale on the courthouse steps numerous times over the past few years and then the sale gets cancelled.

He complimented the County Attorney’s Office on toughening the ordinance and adding penalties.

The ordinance was approved unanimously by magistrates and Judge Jenkins.

In other business, magistrates unanimously approved the claims, transfers and August 2016 Treasurer Report.

During comments, Union County First Director Garrick Thompson updated fiscal court on the new leadership class and introduced all of the members.

John Brown then updated fiscal court on a new project they chose, Union County Kids Count. He said they chose students at Morganfield Elementary School who would benefit from a mentor.

He said there is room for the program to grow and they hope to expand it throughout the county in the future.

Prior to the adjournment of the meeting, Judge Jenkins informed magistrates that he has received 21 applications for the director position at Union County Emergency Management being vacated by Vernon Martin, who is retiring as of September 30, 2016. Judge Jenkins said he will make recommendations to magistrates to fill the position by the end of this month.

The next regularly scheduled fiscal court meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Union County Courthouse.

 

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