Fiscal court approves salt bid, will consider funds for splash park

Published 12:00 pm Monday, August 1, 2022

The Clark County Fiscal Court approved a bid on Thursday night to purchase road salt and agreed to go forward with a project re-paving the parking lot at Lykins Park.

According to the Kentucky Association of Counties website, “In a reverse auction, sellers place bids for the amount they are willing to be paid for their goods or services, and at the end of the auction, the seller bidding the lowest dollar amount wins.”

At $134 per ton, the Fiscal Court approved the bid with the hope of purchasing road salt for future projects.

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The court also approved a motion for $40,000 from the Community Fund to re-pave the parking lot at Lykins Park.

“It’s something that needs to be done if you’ve been out to Lykins and looked at that parking lot,” said Debbie Fatkin, Executive Director of Clark County Community Services.

The bid was approved 6-1, with Magistrate Robert Blanton dissenting on where the allocations would come from.

“That’s not the right place for it. It needs to come from the general fund”, said Blanton. “When I vote no, it won’t be because you don’t need the money. It comes from the wrong fund.”

The project was initially started by the Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation but was delayed due to financial reasons.

In other news, the fiscal court recognized a resolution on racial harmony presented by Harry Enoch.

The resolution was initially presented and adopted at the Winchester Board of Commissioner’s meeting on June 21st.

“The Fiscal Court was expressing that they did not support nor condone racism at any point,” Magistrate Dan Konstantopoulos said.

Furthermore, after comments made by Winchester resident Deatra Newell, the fiscal court approved a motion to have a resolution at the next meeting to put a hold on $100,000 in ARPA funds that could potentially go to the development of a splash park.

“At the next meeting, there will be a resolution that will be written with all the details in it on what we’re doing and how the money will be held and the qualifications for her to get the money, and then we will vote on that,” said Konstantopoulos.