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County secures grant funds for bus shelters

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By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County will receive funds to construct bus shelters for its local transportation program operated by Louisville Wheels.

    However, the federal money will go through TARC.

    Bullitt County was funded $36,490 and Jeffery Holman of TARC said his agency has nothing to gain from the award.

    The Regional Mobility Council wrote the grant and TARC provides administration for the loan. The county will decide where to construct the bus shelters.

    Expenditures would be reimbursed from the grant money.

    He said that the county would decide if any property would be purchased for the bus shelters but that TARC shelters are normally on right-of-ways.

    With some legal issues raised in March by county attorney Walter Sholar with the agreement proposed, fiscal court members took no action.

    Holman said there was no actual deadline to complete the project. The matter could return to the floor for discussion at the Aug. 17 meeting.

    In other business:

    *The court agreed to honor David Arnold, a former foreman for the state Department of Transportation.

    A bridge will be dedicated in Arnold’s memory.

    *Beech Grove Road may be reopened to traffic by Sept. 1.

    A bridge being replaced has closed the road since last fall.

    *Area Development Funds in the amount of $7,500 will be used to continue renovations of the Saltwell Road building.

    The facility is currently housing the voting machines but no offices have moved to the building. Eventually, EMS, Emergency Management, Parks and Recreation and Central Dispatch have been pegged to be housed in the facility.

    *Two weeks after rejecting county judge Melanie Roberts’ recommendation, the court voted 4-1 to approve the hiring of Virginia Adams.

    Adams will fill an administrative assistant position in the planning and zoning office.

    Joe Laswell voted in opposition.

    A former employee had been interested in returning to her position. However, the judge recommended Adams. At the July 20 meeting, that was rejected.

    Her starting pay will be $10.50 per hour.

    The next meeting of the Bullitt County Fiscal Court will be on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the courthouse. The public is invited to attend.