The Fayette County Board approved the renewal of its dental, vision and life insurance at Tuesday night’s meeting. The renewal will keep the county with Guardian for a one-year term ranging from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. When it was brought up if the county had shopped around, board member Jenny Waggoner stated that they had looked elsewhere but for the time being, the best deal was to stay with Guardian.
In other business, County Treasurer Rose Hoover announced that some money owed by the state had recently been received. Probation funds due from November and December 2016 had been received from the state as well as sales tax money and new use funds due from May of this year. Hoover also informed that board that the first round of property tax had been sent out totaling $14,473,076.03.
Also at the meeting, the board gridlocked in a 6-6 tie on an ordinance to approve the prevailing wage. Board members Bryce Kistler, Jake Harris, Glen Gurtner, Jeff Beckman, Chad Austin and Darrell Schaal voted against the ordinance while board members John Daniels, Jr., Keith Cole, Jenny Waggoner, Mark Isaiah, Dean Bernhardt and Glen Daniels voted in favor of the ordinance. Board member Wade Wilhour was not present for the meeting.