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Union Co. magistrates hear attorney for transfer station responses to resident’s questions; Vote on road foreman

Union Co. magistrates hear attorney for transfer station responses to resident’s questions; Vote on road foreman

Bill Stephens

June 21st, 2016


During a special called meeting Tuesday morning, Union County Fiscal Court magistrates reviewed the written response submitted by the attorney representing Gus Kanipe and Tri-County Waste regarding resident’s questions posed during a public hearing in May of the proposed Transfer Station off US60W on McFall Road.

Judge Executive Jody Jenkins read each question and the response provided by Attorney Dennis Conniff of Frost, Brown and Todd in Louisville, who represents the owner and operator of Tri-County Waste Gus Kanipe. Following the list of questions and responses, District 4 Magistrate Joe Wells informed Conniff the biggest negative he has heard from residents is the entrance on McFall Road instead of US60W. Conniff says that was addressed in a January 2016 letter to Judge Jenkins from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

When asked by residents why the entrance could not be moved down 25 feet, Kanipe stated it is not feasible.

In addition, Conniff addressed the Green River Health Department’s recommendation to Fiscal Court to not grant approval to the transfer station at the proposed site due to negative impact it would have on the health of nearby residents, as well as Tri-County Waste’s application lacked sufficient detail to assure the health of the community is protected . In his response, Conniff stated the Health Department’s recommendation is based upon conclusory statements, and the Health Department presented no information, facts or specifics, to demonstrate that the transfer station would pose any potential negative impact regarding the health of nearby residents.

In other action, magistrates unanimously approved an agreement with each of the volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in Union County. Pursuant to the audit, Judge Jenkins said the agreements now include an inventory listing of all equipment at each department and the building that is covered by the county.

And magistrates unanimously approved Judge Jenkin’s recommendation of Leo Redinour as the Road Foreman.  District 3 Magistrate Chuck Voss excused himself from the fiscal courtroom prior to the recommendation and vote.

Fiscal Court will meet in regular session Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union County Courthouse.

Please find below the link to the response submitted by Attorney Dennis Conniff on behalf of the transfer station regarding resident’s questions:

Tri-County Waste Response


Below is audio of the 30 minute discussion following the reading of the responses to all the questions:


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