Winston County Board of Supervisors approve new E-911 contract

From staff reports


The Winston County Board of Supervisors in its special July 24 meeting approved a new E911 interlocal agreement with the city of Louisville.

Supervisor Luke Parkes noted that the agreement submitted by the city did not contain any major changes from the draft sent to the city. According to the discussions the city is still responsible for overseeing how funds are spent at E-911 but a monthly budget will be provided to the oversight board of the operations’ expenditures.

EMA director Buddy King noted that the new contract should allow for more openness between the county, city and E-911.

The new contract also eliminated the Sheriff’s department from being required to fund about $38,000 to E-911.


In other business, the supervisors:

• Discussed receiving the budgets from each department along with a request from the American Red Cross for $3,000 in funding.

• Discussed the three fire departments in the county with East Winston leading the pack to get a lower fire rating in their district.

• Discussed the tax objections that must be in by August 5, 2013.

• Discussed timely bill payments.

• Discussed correctional facility issues such as cell phones and other items being placed in the sewage and damaging the water system lines. The board discussed the grinder system in place at the prison and what need to be done to fix it.

•Approve the specs and advertised for a garbage truck for Winston County.

The board will have its regular monthly meeting Monday, August 5 in the board room.