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Tony Kinder i7s'r-',l(iei\t./!; if.» (USPS 045260) 50 Cents By Cecil Iawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com During a special called , meeting on Monday morn— ing, Bath County Fiscal Court members discussed vehicle purchases for the county road department. They agreed to adver- tise for bids for a new cab tractor with a 60-70 horse power engine. County Judge/Execu- tive Bobby Rogers said that two local used tractors for sale that fit the descrip- tion were recently priced at $25 30,000, and he sug- gested the county might be better off purchasing a new tractor. County Road Foreman Randy York told commis- sioners that a tractor with a cab would allow them to use it ‘in' ali weather, and itwould allowhis depart- ment to better fill potholes on gravel roads and cut back on gravel expens- By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup cecil@kynewsgroup.com Salt Lick City Council members approved a first reading of an ordinance on Tuesday evening that will place some restrictions 0n new mobile homes that are brought into the city limits. Mayor Bill Unchester. presented the ordinance to council members following a review by city attorney Julie Williamson and after many months of work. Council members agreed to schedule an upcoming special called meeting to approve a second reading of the ordinance in order for it to take effect soon. Provisions of the ordi- nance include a permit pro- cess to place new mobile homes in the city limits, and requirements for the age of a mobile home as well as property frontage. Local resident L. W. Pat- ton was in attendance and asked, as someone who owned mobile homes, if ex- ceptions could be made for the size. of frontage. Mayor Unchester said that a committee will be created to review all permit applications, and property owners will have the oppor- tunity to meet with the com- mittee and discuss those is- sues with them. Unchester said that all property owners in the Nun/g Him! lu‘\l[1ll' \rJIIlI'r’ “l‘imber Management l Logging Fence Boards l Barn Siding m Brannon \r'P/Mdrkel / r'l PEOPLES BANK OF KENTUCKY Drive-Thru open at all locatio ATMs and Online Banking availab Call or go online to schedule a m with a Bank Representativ 71 Miller l)r., ()“ingsvillc, KY 40360 l’h.: (306-674-9994 es. He also said that the county would be able to sell two tractors at the ga- rage to help offset the pur- chase price of a new one. Court memberS‘agreed to advertise this week with a deadline of next Wednesday at 4 p.m., to be opened at next Thurs- (3‘ city would be given notice about the ordinance. .“This is something we’ve needed fer a long time, and I’m glad We’re finally get- ting it done,” he said. Council members also passed a resolution by a 3 to 1 vote, with Robbie Pow- ell, Troy Hogge, and Tim Thompson voting yes, and Martha Jean Gulley voting no, to place signs on the city’s parking lot limiting it to local customers and em- ployees only and prohibit- ing parking from midnight to 6 am. Mayor Unchester noted that he. and others have seen “people doing things they are not supposed to be doing day and night” in the city’s lot. He said that while the city has no way to enforce the restrictions, it would give law enforce- ment the authority to ask people to leave the area, es- pecially late at night Gulley said that the resolution was something 81 LOGGING 606-845-8718 Sawdust l Firewood day’s regular February meeting. Judge/Executive Rog- ers also discussed pos- sible financing for the piirchase of "‘1th ' new dump trucks for the road department through the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACO). He Salt Lick City Council holds first reading of mobile home ordinance COUNCIL ALSO LOITERING IN CITY PARKING LOT at she would need time to think about and would need to see those things for herself before she could support it. Mayor Unchester also told councilmembers that the city-wide project to clean out 2600 feet of ditch- es would likely begin this spring and cost the city an estimated $13,000. He said that he has been in touch with all of the areas state and federal elected officials, and he said they seemed supportive of the city moving forward to ap- ply for discretionary funds to do repairs and repav— ing at the parking lot and training area by the Salt Lick Volunteer Fire Depart- ment’s building. He said the city Will likely have to contribute $10,000» to the estimated $40,000 project. Bath County Memorial Library Director ,Michael Richter was in attendance to-share a memorandum of suggested they would be able to do this through April 1 while interest rates remain low. He and York said they also needed. ’td' ~€on§def options such as grader, blades, salt Spreaders, and 4—wheel drive. Rogers noted that the understanding approved by the library’s board of trust- ees last month to place a library kiosk and ‘computer at the Salt Lick Civic Center. Richter said the ki‘oSk, computer, and wi-fi connec- tion will be operational by this July, and all the city will need to contribute is .elec—' tricity to power the comput- er. The kiosk will'feature; a book drop for anyone in Salt Lick requesting library ma- terials, and the MOU will al- low the library to hold pro- grams at the Civic Center in the future. Council members agreed to have the city attorney review the MOU for next month’s meeting. They also agreed to send letters to a resident otDeer- field Estates who is in viola- tion of the city’s nuisance ordinance and to the Byrd family, who had agreed last year to have vehicles removed from their proper- ties by December. L.W. Patton, who also represents the Salt Lick Volunteer Fire Department, asked if the fire department could place signs from a‘ na- tional recognition for their efforts in getting 911 loca- tor signs in their fire district from F irewise. He also said that the Salt Lick'Masonic Lodge would like to place one its signs on the city’s welcome sign on US 60. Council members agreed to allow him to do so. peoplesbankofky.co ’ 1-888-445-BANK county has saved money in recent months with refi- nancing the county’s por- tion of the Sports Complex loan, upcoming payoff of vehicles and equipment, and other saving. Court members agreed to consider the purchases and bring them up at next Thursday’s meeting. They also approved a $20,000 settlement with Owingsville resident May- belline Gray for the pur- chase of her mobile home on Water Street as part of a condemnation action against a mobile home park owned by Gary Den- ton. The condemnation ac- tion was taken last year after Denton refused to sell his property on Water Street after an offer was made by the county’s Proj- " e‘ct Development Board, which is overseeing the construction of a $9.3 mil- lion judicial center. Four other residents of the park have sold their mobile homes to the Fis- cal Court.“ If the condem- nation action proceeds in Bath Circuit Court, the Fiscal Court will own the property under eminent domain and will use the property as part of the ju- dicial center project site. The Fiscal Court is ex- pected to receive reim- bursements from the Ad- ministrative Office of the Courts for the purchase of the mobile homes. The mobile homes left sitting on the lot will be sold, and according to Judge Rogers, proceeds from their sale will go back into the judicial cen- ter project fund." During Monday’s meet- ing court members also voted ‘ to transfer $5000 from the General Fund to the Jail Fund to cover sunanticipated payroll ex— penses in January, accord- ing to County Treasurer Julie Cline. announced. Queen to , crowned Saturday By Cecil Lawson KyNewsGroup ceci1@kynewsgroup.com The past year’s COVID-19 pandemic .has caused all sorts of postponements for school-related activities, in- cluding this school year’s Homecoming. Bath County High School’s annual Homecom- ing is now scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3:15 pm. at the BCHS gym, prior to the start of the boys’ varsity game against West Carter. Due to pandemic restric- tions, spectators at the gym are limited, but the News- Outlook will bring you full coverage of the event in next Thursday’s edition. This year’s Homecoming Court has been limited to seniors, according to Home- coming sponsor Cindy Kerns, due to social distanc- ing restrictions. ' The school district was set to return to in-person class- ng valley. WANTED . es on Menday, but due to, of all things, snowy conditions, in-person classes'were put on * Monday and Tuesday. -This prevented the Home- coming Court from having a group photo this year. 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