Electrical inspectors operating in the county must now present their fee schedules and have them approved by fiscal court before offering services to residents in the county, Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop said in a recent meeting of the Harlan Fiscal Court.
Grieshop said inspectors from outside the county must have their fees approved by fiscal court to be in compliance with state law.
“Jerome Howard is asking to be approved,” said Grieshop. “He is also going to other counties seeking their approval. The new ruling on this is that electrical inspectors must post their fees. All we do is acknowledge their fees, the county doesn’t receive any funds from this and does not set these fees. They must provide all of their proper credentials and Mr. Howard has presented his and they are in order.”
The court approved fees set by Howard to provide electrical services in the county.
In other action, the court:
*Heard Magistrate Delbert Stephens asked that Brock Cemetery Road Number One, in Foresters Creek, be taken out of the county system because it only leads to a private cemetery. He said the roadway is 752 feet. There are no houses on this roadway. The court noted this road will be advertised for any opposition to this action being taken;
*Approved the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office’s tax settlement for 2012 unmined coal, subject to audit;
*Heard Harlan County Clerk Donna Hoskins noted the 2013 property tax bills will be turned over to the sheriff’s office by Oct. 1.
*Approved Harlan County Solid Waste Supervisor Lakis Mavinidis applying for a 2014 Illegal Open Dump Cleanup Remediation Grant for approximately $200,000. The amount received will be based on what it will cost for each dump to be cleaned up;
*Set Halloween trick-or-treat hours for the county from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.
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