Even though a steady rain Monday morning forced the camp to be moved inside the Health and Wellness Center, Eury said overall everything went pretty smoothly.
“I think things went extremely well, even though we had to move the program inside because of the rain. And we had a little glitch at lunch when the food arrived. We realized there were no sandwiches with the lunch so we had to call the school, but they brought them over to us and we got everybody fed,” Eury said. “I think our new camp director Michael Coston and the camp staff did a fabulous job of keeping it together and working through everything. They did a fabulous job today.”
The camp, which costs $5 per child for the entire camp, continues each weekday through July 6.
In other business the board:
— set a date for a special called meeting of 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, to approve the final 2012-2013 budget.
— Danny Neely, of Neely Taylor Wade Insurance LLC, gave the board a comparison of insurance companies seeking to be the department’s insurance carrier for the upcoming fiscal year. He gave the board an overview of plans submitted by current carrier Humana and Blue Cross, Bluegrass Family Health and United Health Care. The board, which must choose to renew with Humana or select a new carrier before July 1, will review the proposals and bring the matter for vote at a special called budget meeting June 28.
— the board compared two price quotes for a new replacement mower for the maintenance department. The quote from Central Equipment of Lexington was for $10,863.40 for a 72-inch mowing deck Exmark mower. Central Equipment’s quote included a trade in of three pieces of equipment, a 1996 John Deere 970 tractor with mower for $2,750, 1993 John Deere 430 garden tractor for $1,250 and a 2004 Grasshopper 722D front mower with a bad engine for $1,500. The trade in equipment reduced the price the department would pay for the new mower to $5,363.40.
Advanced Turf Equipment’s quote was in the amount of $8,847 for a 72-inch mowing deck Husqvarna mower but did not include a trade in price. Board member Rick Smith asked that the matter be tabled until the next meeting in order to inquire if Advanced Turf would accept trade in equipment as well.
— heard a report from Eury on the status of a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application the board had applied for to be used on the Kroger soccer complex. Eury said the department had received a letter from the Kentucky League of Cities that all the paperwork was in order for the grant request and was being reviewed, which was good news, Eury said, but was not a guarantee that the department would receive the grant.
Contact Bob Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.