Magistrate John Hudson wanted to know who was holding on to the bills: Marshall Emergency Services or the Boyle County Detention Center.
Hudson said the court is supposed to pride itself for paying bills on time and this scenario does not live up to those expectations.
Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney used the opportunity to present a call for a special meeting to pay bills as late in the fiscal year as possible in order to avoid any carryover into the next budget. McKinney offered that the late bill situation could be looked into further before the special meeting and be discussed at the meeting.
Hudson said the situation does not sit well with the court. McKinney added that the situation does not sit well with him, either.
Magistrate Donnie Coffman asked if receiving bills this late was common in the past. Lynn said she hadn't seen anything like this in a long, long time.
The court made a motion to pay the bills except for the Marshall Emergency Service bills. The motion passed. A special meeting to pay last minute bills and to review the Marshall Emergency Service bills situation was set for 10 a.m. Friday at the county courtroom in the Boyle County courthouse.
In other jail news, Lynn announced that the state will cut $16,041 in aid to the Boyle County Detention Center. The money comes from an old statute that is for helping counties pay for jails. The amount of money awarded is based on the number of beds, the jail population and median household income. Lynn added that Mercer County will also be cut. She also said the cut is statewide.
The budget for next fiscal year passed with only one vote of opposition, coming from Hudson. He said he couldn't support the budget for reasons he stated earlier in the year. The budget passed 6-1.
The court also discussed dental insurance for county employees. McKinney said he would like to see the county change their dental plan so that it is based on the calendar year instead of the fiscal year. By doing so, those under the coverage would forgo a second deductible. With the plan being based on a calendar year, only one deductible would have to be paid. If based on the fiscal year, a deductible must be paid twice, once in each calendar year.
McKinney said the plan would cost less than $500 according to his calculations and could save employees up to $3,000. He said the new plan would necessitate only one open enrollment as opposed to two. And, he said, this will lock in a rate for 18 months.
McKinney also brought up wireless service providers to the court. In the upcoming fiscal year, $60,000 has been earmarked to build six wireless towers throughout the county.
McKinney said the deal is still being worked on and details are being worked out. Currently, he said, he's trying to find a service provider that doesn't expect to lease the tower for a certain amount of years and then have the property become the company's. McKinney said it would not be wise to have county property turned over to a private company.
McKinney said serving the county with wireless presents difficulty due to it's topography. He added that poor wireless service is useless so it's important to get it right. Magistrate Brent Woodrum agreed that poor service would result in more complaints than if the service didn't exist at all.
Finally, Hudson called to see what the status was on viewing the agreement between the farmer's market and the fair board.
Lynn told the court it was her understanding that a contract would be available for viewing some time after the fair ends. She also said it was her understanding that a contract wasn't drawn up yet but would be soon.
Hudson mentioned that other farmer's market vendors had popped up in downtown Danville.
McKinney said more information needed to be gathered about why some vendors were setting up downtown when it was thought that all vendors would come together at the fairgrounds site.
Woodrum said he hoped that someone was using the fairgrounds site.
Earlier in the year, the fiscal court provided money and in-kind work to help develop a farmer's market site at the Boyle County Fairgrounds.