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October 12, 2013

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• The court approved Pulaski County Public Safety Director Tiger Robinson’s request to surplus two vehicles for area fire departments. 
• Pulaski County Solid Waste Coordinator Gerald Hines informed the court that a free household hazardous waste day will be held this Friday, Oct. 18, at the Pulaski County Recycling Center on West Ky. 80. 
 “We don’t get to have too many of those just due to cost,” said Hines, who noted the event is popular because it gives residents the opportunity to dispose of items they otherwise would be unable to throw out. 
The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Materials accepted include paint in cans, mercury, motor oil, poisons, pesticides, aerosol cans, solvents, corrosive acids, unbroken fluorescent tubes, auto and boat batteries, household cleaners, and small propane cylinders. 
There is a limit of 100 pounds per person, and the event is only open to Pulaski County residents. No businesses may participate. 
• The court also gave the go-ahead to mow a property at Lot 45, Hidden Crest Drive in Oak Ridge Subdivision. 
• The court approved the partial removal of Farmer Woodall Road from the maintenance system, although a few residents appeared to protest the move, stating that removal may make access to a family cemetery more difficult. 
• Pulaski County Community Development Director Tiffany Bourne asked that the court approve a resolution to prioritize a number of projects that had been expected to receive state coal severance funds. 
Bourne said the county’s first priority for the coal severance funds is Woodstock Community Park, slated to receive $15,000. Second is the Senior Citizens Center, expected to receive $87,000. But those are only projections, and Bourne cautioned that nothing is set in stone, especially as funding for the coal severance counties continues to decline as coal mining jobs decrease rapidly. 
“It’s unfortunate these things have to happen ... You project you can fund this much, the federal government cuts the funds and you can only fund this much,” said Bullock. “It’s sad that things have to diminish like this.”

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