Fiscal court strikes down motion to investigate utility's finances
The Floyd County fiscal court rejected a proposal by one magistrate to have a local utility account for its financial condition. District 1 Magistrate John Goble asked fellow members of the court to adopt a resolution requiring Southern Water and Sewer District to provide the court with copies of its audits from 2008, 2009 and 2010, as well as a balance sheet for 2011. In his motion to that effect, he also asked that members of the Southern Water board meet with the fiscal court to go over the utilityâ€™s finances. District 4 Magistrate Ronnie Akers seconded Gobleâ€™s motion, but they were the only two who voted in favor of the request. District 2 Magistrate Hattie Owens and District 3 Magistrate Warren Jarrell voted against the motion, and Marshall broke the tie by also voting against it.