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Construction Contract Awarded for Spay/Neuter Clinic

Daviess County Fiscal Court has awarded a contract for the construction of a spay/neuter clinic, as an addition to the existing Animal Shelter.

Q and S Enterprises, LLC submitted the lowest and best evaluated bid, with no exceptions to the building specifications, at $579,118.  A groundbreaking is expected in the next two to three weeks, with an estimated completion date of March 18, 2022.

Earlier this year, Dr. Julie Gray joined Daviess County Animal Care & Control as County Veterinarian.  She will oversee the new clinic and assisted with the building design plans as well as ordering the necessary equipment.

In addition to expanding the availability of low-cost spay/neuter services, the clinic will improve on-site care for animals awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Other News:

Fiscal Court also awarded bids for a new excavator and fuel truck at the Landfill, bullet resistant vests for the Detention Center, and six sets of turnout gear for the Fire Department.

Jason Hawkins and Michael Reed will join the Public Works Department as Utility Laborers, while Kenneth Duke was hired as Service Technician.

Fiscal Court had second reading and adoption of a budget amendment, pertaining to a parks grant for the playground equipment at Horse Fork Creek Park.  The $75,000 grant award was received after June 30th in the new budget year.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly has proclaimed November 2021 as Diabetes Awareness Month.

Fiscal Court conducted a surplus auction on October 19th with a total collection of nearly $78,000.  The auction included miscellaneous vehicles, tractors, tools, and equipment.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly recognized Susanne Harris and Jeff Carpenter for their service on the Owensboro Health Board of Directors.

Utility Assistance

Daviess County will receive $200,000 in utility relief funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Program.

Earlier this year, Fiscal Court finalized a contract with the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) to administer the grant program with Audubon Area Community Services, Inc.

The program will assist Daviess County residents who are behind on their utility bills due to COVID-related issues. Audubon Area Community Services, Inc. will begin accepting applications on Monday, November 1.

Next Meeting

Daviess County Fiscal Court will meet on Monday, November 8 at Noon.

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