Daviess County will seek a state grant for a household hazardous waste disposal event.
“We started doing this service three years ago,” explained David Smith, Director of Legislative Services. “It’s been very popular. It’s a chance for people to bring the waste that’s not supposed to go in our landfill and dispose of that in an environmentally-friendly way.”
If the grant application is successful, the state would cover three-fourths of the event cost. Smith said the ‘Tox Away Day’ would be held in October.
Items accepted for disposal include: used motor oil, old gasoline, oil-based paint, aerosol cans, asbestos, PCB materials, batteries, fluorescence bulbs and lawn chemicals.
Commissioners heard a report on Owensboro Burger Week from Dave Kirk with the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The inaugural event was a huge success with participation from 24 restaurants in Daviess County. A total of 11,606 “featured” burgers were sold, and the event generated $70,000 over five days for local restaurants. The top three finishers were O’Bryan’s Bar and Grill, Legends and Wonder Whip.
The Court approved a resolution pertaining to the transportation of non-public school students for Fiscal Year 2020/2021. Treasurer Jim Hendrix said the resolution is an annual exercise and the first step in obtaining reimbursement from the state. Usually, the County receives anywhere from 70-90 percent of the cost, depending on the number of participants.
Jennifer Sequeira will be hired as Animal Control Officer, following completion of pre-employment screening.
The Court had second reading of the ordinance pertaining to the road and street index. Engineer Mark Brasher explained the index is updated every year as new subdivisions are built, and roads are added in the County.
Commissioners recognized the following employee anniversaries:
Sam Hodskins, Sr. SW HEO
Danielle Fulkerson Parks Admin. Assist.
Ben Howerton Road Dept. HEO
Mark Brasher Co. Engineer
Eric Coleman Assist. Chief
Jake Cox Lt.
Al Wathen Lt.
Tim Terry Sr. Firefighter/EMT
Vicki Connor EMA Planner