The Harrison County Fiscal Court Tuesday held discussions on its options to clean up a property which has been the subject of nuisance complaints for several years.
District 4 Magistrate Jerry Dawson asked the court if the countys nuisance ordinance would allow for the county to clean up a property and place a lien on it to recover the costs.
He was referring to a piece of land on Ky. 982 (Edgewater Pike) which has several stripped down mobile homes on it.
It was one of the first ones to be brought before the court, Dawson said, referring to the nuisance ordinance.
Harrison County Attorney Bill Kuster said he thought the ordinance allowed for such action. However, District 3 Magistrate Brad Marshall questioned whether there was a federal tax lien already on it.
Kuster said if that was the case, it would change the countys options.
Marshall asked Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett to gather figures on clean up costs before the court could decide. Kuster also said he needed to research the ordinance and whether there was a federal lien as well.
The property owners apparently live out of state.
In other action, the court:
Heard a presentation from Randy Northcutt, of Randys Odd Jobs and Recycling, on the recycling center. He was asked to address the court to explain what the center offers the county.
Approved an agreement with the Montgomery County Jail for housing inmates.
Appointed Kelly Brunker to the Cynthiana-Harrison County Library Board. She will replace Charles Feix, who has resigned.
Discussed meeting to go over the countys new personnel policy.
Decided to advertise for bids on a Bomag roller and a tri-axle dump truck for the county road department.
Approved the Harrison County Clerks claim for motor vehicle and boat bills for 2008.
Received a letter of resignation from District 6 Constable Scott Smith.
Approved the Harrison County Sheriffs 2007 tax settlement.
Approved first reading of an ordinance making a zoning classification amendment to Fat Boys Place on U.S. 27 North. The amendment will allow the business owner, Richard Hutchison, to make various improvements to the property.
The court had passed first reading at the April 22 meeting, but a technical change to the ordinance required another first reading.