Fiscal Court prepares county for snowy conditions

The Knox County Fiscal Court began prepping for possible inclement winter driving conditions at the November meeting.

The Court unanimously voted to approve the road salt agreement with the Kentucky Department of Highways. The agreement allows for the purchase of 100 tons of road salt at $86.70 plus $1.42 per ton loading charge and a one-time administration fee of $97.15.

“It’s just based on what we use. If we don’t use 100 tons then we pay for whatever we use but this agreement will allow us to get up to 100 tons from the State,” said Judge J.M. Hall. “If we go over that amount, they will send us a new agreement to sign.”

Also on the agenda, the Court unanimously voted to approved the Knox County Clerk’s 2018 salary cap at $625,000, which did not change from the previous year.

Finally, due to the holiday season, the next Fiscal Court meeting has been moved to December 28 at 11:30 a.m.