Fiscal Court approves for Santa to fly over Whitley County

“We have some serious business, and probably the most important item of business we have today for the girls and boys of Whitley County,” announced Judge-Executive Pat White Jr.

The Whitley County Fiscal Court unanimously voted to authorize  Resolution 2022-12, which permits Santa Clause to use the air space over Whitley County on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, 2022, during their Dec. 20 meeting.

The resolution states Mr. Clause is permitted to fly over Whitley County to " deliver toys to all the boys and girls of Whitley County."

Judge-Executive White added, “The Whitley County Fiscal Court desires that  all citizens of Whitley County have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas!”

In other news, the Fiscal Court unanimously approved to:

• Award a Bid to Shupe Construction, a construction company located in Williamsburg, to renovate the Whitley County Court House.

Shupe Construction gave an estimate of a little over $50,000 to pressure wash, repair, and paint the court building. Michael Shupe stated in the bid, “All labor and paint cost was figured in. This does not include materials for lumber, metal, vents, etc. No guttering or electrical work is included in this estimate.”

“It’s time! The courthouse is starting to look alittle worn,” said White. “I think this group will do a good job. They’ve done some work at the college.”

“They’re a well qualified group too,” added Third District Magistrate Michael Jarboe.

The Court then unanimously voted to award the bid to Shupe Construction.

Next, the Fiscal Court approved:
• First Reading of Ordinance 2022-07 Pertaining to Increase of Salaries of Certain Elected Officials
• 2023 Sheriff Budget
• Sheriff Salary Cap
• Clerk's 2022 Budget Amendment
• Clerk's 2023 Annual Budget
• Clerk's Salary Cap
• Clerk's 2023 Bond

• Employee Pay Rates, as presented

Staff Report by The Kentucky Daily

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