Tag: Fiscal Court

Meeting Recap: Fiscal Court considers zoning change

Daviess County Fiscal Court will consider whether to amend a zoning classification for 2116 Daniels Lane. On February 11th, the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission (OMPC) voted 7-2 in favor of the zoning change, from R-1A Single Family Residential to R-3MF Multi-Family Residential. The applicants, 5five Financial, LLC (Chase Kelley) and James A. Coomes, are looking – Read More

County to seek grant for Tox Away Day

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 – Read More

Meeting Recap: County to seek utility assistance funding

Daviess County Fiscal Court will apply for utility assistance, as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act. The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) will administer the application on the County’s behalf.  If approved by the state, the County would be eligible for a grant award up to $200,000. Those funds would – Read More

Construction bid awarded for new playground

Plans are moving forward for a new inclusive playground at Horse Fork Creek Park. The Daviess County Fiscal Court awarded a construction bid for the project to Miracle of KY & TN.  The same company installed the custom playground at Smothers Park on the Owensboro riverfront. The new playground at Horse Fork Creek Park will – Read More

Fiscal Court to apply for utility relief funds

Daviess County will apply for utility relief funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Program. The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) will administer the application on behalf of the Fiscal Court.  The funding would assist people who are in arrears on utility bills because of COVID related issues. “The way this would – Read More

Fiscal Court set to reduce insurance tax

The Daviess County Fiscal Court had the first reading of an ordinance to lower the insurance premium license fee. “The current insurance premium rate for Daviess County is 8.9 percent,” explained Treasurer Jim Hendrix.  “It consists of two increments.  The original piece was passed and then amended in the mid-1970s of 4.9 percent.” “And then – Read More

Staging Event for P25 Digital Radio System

Earlier this month, Daviess County officials attended a staging event for the new P25 digital radio system at Motorola’s corporate headquarters. It was an opportunity for first responders to see how the tower equipment will operate during large-scale emergencies. “We taxed the system by doing mock emergency failures so we could see what would happen,” – Read More

West Daviess County Landfill

Fiscal Court Extends OMU Agreement

The Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved a one-year extension of a waste management services agreement with Owensboro Municipal Utilities (OMU). “We signed a contract almost five years ago with OMU to handle their coal combustion residuals…what’s left over after they burn coal,” explained David Smith, Director of Legislative Services. “We hoped to be done – Read More

2021 State of the County Address

Judge-Executive Al Mattingly delivered his 11th State of the County address during a remote Rooster Booster event on Thursday, January 7th. “The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be the hot topic,” he said.  “Keeping our citizens healthy and informed…as well as providing a safe work environment for our employees…is number one on our list of – Read More