LANCASTER - Should someone who is in violation of Garrard County's solid waste ordinance be appointed to a committee charged with enforcing that ordinance?
This was the question raised at Friday's special Fiscal Court meeting by Angela Bowling, secretary of Garrard County's Solid Waste Committee. The committee is made up of volunteer residents who are appointed to ensure that the ordinance, which limits things like junked cars or trash on residential property, is enforced.
"We just want the court to know that we were surprised with your selection of volunteers," Bowling said.
Bowling was referring to Marvin Gill, a Lancaster resident who she said is in violation of the solid waste ordinance. Gill volunteered for the committee and was appointed during Monday's Fiscal Court meeting. He did not attend Friday's meeting.
Magistrate Joe Leavell said the court didn't know on Monday night that Gill was in violation.
An opinion was voiced by another magistrate, Walter "Tiddle" Hester, that the court should take Gill off the commission "and give him 60 days to clean his act up, and then we can put him back on."