Fiscal court approves tech upgrades

Published 9:44 am Friday, August 16, 2019

The Clark County Fiscal Court approved a $15,000 technical upgrade for the fiscal courtroom.

Wednesday morning, the court unanimously approved the proposal form Pro Sound and Lights $15,432 in replacements and upgrades.

Clark County Judge-Executive Chris Pace said Wednesday morning the price includes new microphones, a new screen and projector, and a camera which will record the meetings and stream them live online.

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Funds for the project were included in the fiscal year 2020 budget.

Pace said the equipment would be available for other groups which meet in the courtroom, such as the planning commission.

The court also approved a proposal form Payroll Solutions to install six time clocks and associated systems in county buildings. Pace said the clocks will be installed in the courthouse, the animal shelter, the Clark County Detention Center, the road department, Emergency Management and at Clark County Fire Department Station 1. Employees would also have the ability to clock in from their smart phone, he said.

In other action, the magistrates:

— approved a resolution supporting the recognition of part of Athens Boonesboro Road as a Kentucky Scenic byway,

— voted to advertise for bids to repair a slide on four Mile Road.

— approved an order to replace guardrails on Schoolhouse Lane and Ruckerville Road.

— accepted a bid to remove a tree on Sewell Shop Road.

— approved the promotions of James Woosley and Ervin Stapleton to heavy equipment operators at the county road department.

— approved the promotion of Brandon Stamper to captain at the Clark County Fire Department.

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