County forms committees to look at issues like budget, roads

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In an effort to work on issues between meetings of Bullitt Fiscal Court, committees were set up on Tuesday.

And membership would rotate every six months.

Magistrate Eddie Bleemel said he wasn’t trying to take any power away from Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts. However, he felt some standing committees were needed to work on issues between meetings.

The two committees established were for budgets and personnel, as well as infrastructure.

Bleemel and Joe Laswell will begin the first stint on the budget committee, while magistrates David Walker and Buddy Shepherd will work on the infrastructure committee.

The meetings would be held on the first Tuesday of each month immediately following the fiscal court meetings.

May 5 would be the first meetings.

After six months, the magistrates would switch committees.

Bleemel said that other members of county government may be asked to attend. For example, road foreman Jimmy Stivers could be asked to sit in on the infrastructure committee.

He said there was no problem with a designee of the county judge to sit in on the meetings.

Under KRS 61.805, the committee meetings would be open to the public. Committees are defined as a public agency since they were created by fiscal court. No official action could be taken by the committees.

Bleemel said minutes would be taken and reports would be brought back to the full fiscal court body.

The court voted unanimously to create the two committees.