Fiscal Court approves $77.4M budget for 2021-22

June 12, 2020 | 12:05 am

Updated June 11, 2020 | 11:26 pm

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The Daviess County Fiscal Court approved a nearly $77.4 million budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year during a regular meeting Thursday.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said it was probably one of the easier budgets he’s been involved with because there were more department heads than ever “who didn’t have to come in and explain themselves.”

Mattingly said it’s hard to tell what revenues may look like going forward, but the county has a balanced budget and reserves.

“In general, I think Daviess County is in good shape,” he said, commending his staff for making sure the county is spending wisely.

Also on Thursday’s agenda, the court approved using flex funds from the  Rural Secondary Program by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on county roads.

The Rural Secondary Program is funded by the motor fuel tax revenue. These funds are used for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of secondary and rural roads in each county.

The total fund this year was $723,000, and the flex fund is 20 percent of that total. Much of the work will be asphalt resurfacing projects that include portions of KY 1556, Audubon Parkway, KY 144 and Graves Lane.

The court also approved a resolution for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant Application, which will allow the county to seek reimbursement for COVID-19-related expenses from the federal government.

Commissioners also approved two ordinances of discontinuance — one for a portion of a 12-foot public alley paralleling Church Street, and another for a portion of Old Ben Ford Road.

June 12, 2020 | 12:05 am

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