Fiscal Court recognizes Firefighter/EMT Pavel Zboril

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly recognized Pavel Zboril, a Daviess County Firefighter/EMT, who recently passed his Civics Test and became a U.S. Citizen.  Zboril is a native of Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic, a sister city of Owensboro.

“I’m really happy to be here, to be a citizen in this great country,” Zboril said.  “Living my American dream over here with my amazing family and doing my dream job with my friends.  I just want to say thank you to everybody.”

Fire Tower at Panther Creek Park

County Engineer Mark Brasher provided an update on the fire tower at Panther Creek Park.

The County will be pursuing a structural analysis of the fire tower, which is currently closed to the public.  Brasher said he would bring an agreement to the Fiscal Court for approval, likely at the next meeting on July 15th.

Outer Loop Feasibility Study

Friday, July 2nd is the deadline for public comments on the Outer Loop Feasibility Study.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has been evaluating the possibility of an east-west corridor, outside the U.S. 60 Bypass in Daviess County.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly said the Court has received a number of comments about the study.  However, he encouraged residents to complete the online survey, as the feasibility study is being performed by KYTC.

The survey is accessible at the web link below.

https://arcg.is/1W4rnS

Wimsatt Court Connector

Fiscal Court approved a resolution related to a planned connector road for Wimsatt Court.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will build the connector road near the Gateway Commons development.  It will provide another access point for the subdivision, once Highway 54 is widened from the U.S. 60 Bypass to Jack Hinton Rd.

As part of the resolution, the County agreed to maintain the connector road, after it is constructed by the state.

Tox Away Day

The County will host a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, October 9th.

It’s an opportunity for residents to dispose of oil-based paint, batteries, household chemicals, and other hazardous waste materials.  The FREE service is available to all county residents, with the drop-off site being the Operations Center on Highway 81.

Other News

The Court approved an Event Performance and Production Contract related to the Fireworks at Panther Creek Park.  The event is planned for Saturday, September 4th (Labor Day weekend).

Audubon Area Community Services will administer the Utility Assistance Program, with funds obtained through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act.  Financial assistance will be available to county residents, who are behind on their utility bills due to COVID-19 related issues.

The Court awarded quotes for Trap & Skeet Targets at the Gun Club, File Cabinets for the Human Resources Department, and a replacement HVAC unit for the Detention Center.

Commissioners approved a Business Associate Agreement with the Green River District Health Department for the Medical Reserve Corps for a period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Personnel

The Court agreed to hire Brian Freels as Service Technician in the Department of Public Works.

Dr. Anthony McBride has been reappointed to the Owensboro Health Board for a term of October 31, 2021 to October 31, 2024.

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly recognized the following employee anniversaries:

  • Kami Hershey – Software Analyst – 15 years of service
  • Jeff Pool Fire – Engineer – 15 years of service
  • Jerry Reddish – Senior HEO – 10 years of service
  • Johnathan Heath – Firefighter/EMT – 5 years of service
  • Kelci Calhoun – Vet Technician – 5 years of service

Announcement

In his closing comments, Judge-Executive Al Mattingly announced that he will not seek re-election.

“For no reason…no health reasons…no reasons whatsoever, I am going to announce tonight that I won’t seek a fourth term as Daviess County Judge-Executive,” Mattingly said.

“I have done and will continue to do the best that I can for this County.  I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.  I don’t expect that I will retire and/or resign from the community.  I expect to continue as a member, and I hope a productive member.  So I’m not going to tell you that my days of public service are over. But I can tell you, I will not change my mind about running for a fourth term.”

Mattingly said he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family, namely his wife Judy, as they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August.