Wednesday, October 13, 2010Old County Jail and LKLP
Updated on the "FC 10/11/2010 Meeting" Post. Please refer to it to learn what was done re the Old Jail.
LKLP has been awarded their $5,000,000 Grant to building the parking structure.
Fiscal Court Meeting - 2/17/2010 - A resolution by the KCFC to authorize the use of the old jail building and property as a match for funding to construct a new parking structure.
Summary -- "Be it resolved by the Court that Judge-Executive Randy Thompson be authorized to sign and execute all documentation necessary to request funding to construct a parking structure on the old jail building property, and be it further resolved that Judge-Executive Randy Thompson be authorized to write a letter of support suggesting the use of the old jail building and its property as a match for this funding."
Motion for adoption was made by Haskell Ritchie and seconded by John Short. Voting for: Haskell Ritchie,
John Short, Wade Noble and Thelma Hall." Motion was declared passed.
If you read the minutes and did nothing else this is all you would know. Judge did write a letter in support along with other people: Janice Jarrell, Mayor of Hindman; Scott Cornett, Mayor of Pippa Passes; Larry Parke (two letters - one for the Knott County Chamber of Commerce and one as Campus Director of the Knott County Branch of HCTC; Benny Ray Bailey of EKHSC; Dennis B. Prater, District Judge; Glenda Shrum, letter written on Administrative Office of the Courts stationery as Personnel Supervisor (of the Knott County Drug Court); Tricia Watts, Exec Dir of Appalachian Artisan Center; Dawnetta Dobson, of Knott Co Protection and Permanency; Connie J. Johnson, Coordinator of Knott Health Center; Eva Conley Huff, Knott County Senior Citizens; Charla C. Napier, COO of Primary Care Center of KY, and Kimberly D. Childers, Knott County Circuit Judge.
Following is a summary of the LKLP Proposal which is 59 pages: LKLP serves low-income, disabled, elderly and otherwise disadvantaged in 4 counties -- Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry. Some programs also serve other counties in cooperation with other organizations.
LKLP proposes to build a transit facility and parking structure, which incorporates an indoor climate controlled bus waiting area, and an outdoor walking tract on the perimeter or walkway of the one story
parking structure on recycled land adjacent to the rear of the LKLP Outreach Office in Hindman.
The parking structure would have 150 parking spaces and the walking tract would be 1,000 feet. The value of the jail being given away is $804,700. The State would match $500,000 and LKLP seeks $5,000,000.
The bus-waiting area would be in the building.
Right now, per Judge's letter, the old jail is being used only by the local parole officer meeting with parolees.
Proposal says that the "facility", which would incorporate LKLP Knott County Outreach office, would be
less than 1,000 feet from low-income housing and provide a "one stop shop" for transportation and housing-related services offering access to jobs, employment services, educational options and healthcare.(End of summary.)
Right now the county is paying $800 per month ($9,600 yr) to store voting equipment in the old funeral home building next to the courthouse, and $850 a month for two offices in the building behind the courthouse ($10,200 yr) for a total of $19,800 per year.
After the Grant Proposal is approved, the old jail property will be deeded to LKLP and they will do the things stated in the Proposal and whatever else they see fit as they will own the property.
Posted by Emma Pigman at 11:44 AM