MADISON — In their mid-December meeting, the Boone County Commission (BCC) heard comments and updates from various groups and made the decision to table spending on a new press box at Scott High School.
Justin Knap, with the Boone County Day Report Center, made an address to the commission concerning the group’s community service and drug screenings.
Knap commented, “Last month we completed 434 hours of community service. Obviously during winter months it’s a little bit lower than it is in the summer. Also, we completed 821 drug screenings for the county…So, we are pretty proud of that. We do more drug screens than any of the other counties in our program. Without your help and the things that you do for us, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
Commissioner Eddie Hendricks added, “Thank you for the community services and the things you guys do.”
The commission also received an improvement grant for the Boone County Courthouse for $88,000.
The grant will allow for skylight and roof repair.
In the face of dwindling coal severance taxes, the BCC made the decision table spending on a new press box at Scot High School.
County administrator Jim Gore read explained the BCC received a litter from Scott High School softball coach A.B. Brown requesting help in building a new press box.
Gore added Brown is requesting $2,500 and time from the maintenance department to build the structure.
The move was tabled until March when the county’s budget will be completed.
Other business handled by the BCC included handing the county’s jail bill. The county was billed for 1,544 inmate days totaling $74,498.
The next meeting of the BCC is scheduled for Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the annex of the Boone County Courthouse.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or by email at [email protected]