On another issue the court awarded a two-year contract to Wastepath of Calvert City to collect trash at the convenience center. Wastepath has provided temporary service for the last four months and submitted the low bid. Wastepath bid $155 per compactor haul; $140 per open haul plus $28 per ton. Wastepath will be responsible for all repairs.
Judge-Executive Wade White said tonnage is the most costly aspect associated with trash collection.
Road Foreman Tommy Melton said Wastepath has "done a good job" during the interim it has collected trash at the convenience center.
Other bidders and their bids were:
n Freedom Waste of Madisonville — $175 per haul; $200 per compactor haul; $75 per monthly rental; $115 for compactor box per month; $450 per month for a compactor; plus $34 per ton.
n Republic Services of Mayfield — $254 per open haul; $254 compactor haul; $541 per month for compactor box; boxes rental $290; plus $42 per ton.
The court also approved the first reading of an ordinance amending its 2014-15 budget to reflect added revenue and expenses totaling $1,097,972. White noted that the amendment includes a $160,000 payment from the state Transportation Cabinet toward the $300,000 cost of replacing a bridge on Bennett Jones Road. It also includes a $500,000 community development block grant to rehabilitate Rose Hill — the Lyon County Museum.
n In other business the court:
n Approved the first reading of an ordinance setting the speed limit at 35 miles per hour on Eddy Creek Road.
n Voted to salvage a car formerly used by a deputy sheriff.
n Discussed the pros and cons of charging $15 per brick to cover engraving costs of new bricks added to the Veterans Plaza. The court paid the cost of the original bricks and plaza construction.
n Voted 2-1 to pay the monthly bills. White and Magistrate Charles Ferguson voted to pay the bills. Magistrate Steve Cruce dissented. Magistrate Buddy Nichols was absent.