During a meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court on Monday, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley announced plans to schedule town hall style meetings around the county in the coming months.
“I campaigned on the premise that I was going to have some town hall meetings,” Mosley said. “It’s been so busy this year I’ve just not had the chance to do that.”
Mosley mentioned he would be announcing a schedule for town hall meetings in the near future.
“I’ll be announcing a schedule near the first of next week for a town hall meeting out in each of your districts,” Mosley told the magistrates. “If any of you would like to be there, that would be great. I’d like for you to accompany me.”
Mosley said the meetings are in order to give the residents a chance to hear about some of the things the court is working on and express any concerns they may have.
“A lot of people don’t want to come down to the courthouse for whatever reason,” said Mosley. “I just want the people to have access to me and feel like they can express their concerns and I feel like that’s the best way to do it.”
Mosley said the first meeting is expected to take place in District 1 in the Bledsoe community, followed by meetings in District 2 at Closplint, District 3 at Cumberland at the Senior Citizens’ Center, District 4 at Smith and District 5 at either Wallins or Coldiron.
“That’s where the first round will be,” said Mosley. “I’m going to do that sometime in the month of December, and we’ll release a schedule soon.”
In other fiscal court activity:
• The court approved an electrical inspector contract and fee schedule with James E. Birchfield;
• Approval was given to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Grant for a skate park;
• Approved an Emergency Management Performance Grant for 2016.
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