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Hancock County Fiscal Court

Report on the library taxing district’s tax rates for 2022

The Hancock County Fiscal Court held its monthly morning meeting on October 11 at 9 a.m. A light agenda greeted the magistrates Monday. Hancock County Library Director Tina Snyder appeared before the court to report on the library taxing district’s tax rates for 2022. Snyder said the real estate property tax and the personal property…

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Newton questions hiring meal driver for Hancock Senior Services

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate LT Newton challenged the proposed hiring of Darrell Forbes as a meal driver for Hancock County Senior Services. Newton said he thought current part-time workers at the Senior Services Center should get first crack at full-time jobs. Director Lona Morton said she agreed with Newton on…

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Hancock County creating “one-stop” website

Many times visitors or new residents of Hancock County do not know where to look for information about Hancock County. A person from 300 miles away visiting Jeffreys Cliff may not know where to eat in Hancock County after hiking the trails.  A new resident may not know where to take his or her vehicle…

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County starts communications upgrade

At Monday night’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates gave the approval for Emergency Services to start upgrading its communications equipment. The current equipment relies on out-dated analog technology approximately 30-years old, and barely works outside of Hawesville’s city limits. “We need to do this,” Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said. “We spent enough…

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Concerns for Hancock County emergency communications

Hancock County Emergency Services Director Damian Rice appeared before the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning to tell the magistrates that the county’s emergency communications equipment barely works. He said sometimes emergency workers cannot contact dispatch with necessary information when on scene. “We had a fire out on 60 by the Career Center last night…

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Fiscal Court questions airport insurance

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates questioned why the county pays the insurance premium for the fuel tanks at the Hancock County Airport. The yearly premium totals $3,733 each year for three years. “I just have some questions about it to start with,” Magistrate LT Newton said. “The airport was supposed to…

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Air Evac approved for county employees

  At the July Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts told the magistrates that Anna Hynes with Air Evac Lifeteam approached him about providing Air Evac memberships as a benefit for county employees. Magistrates told Roberts they wanted more information, so at Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting Hynes…

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Fiscal Court approves Vastwood fountain repairs

  Court approves fountain repairs Approximately six years ago Hancock County Fiscal Court approved the installation of two lighted water fountains in Vastwood Lake in an effort to improve water quality; the court wanted to control the growth of algae in the lake, and the fountains helped by circulating and aerating the water. A company…

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Court to change Hancock’s medical billing services

Hancock County Fiscal Court recently entered into discussions with A&B Ambulance Medical Billing Services for the company to oversee the county’s ambulance billing services. As payment for its services, the company receives 12-percent of the amount collected from customers each month. The company remits all of the money collected to fiscal court, sends the court…

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Hancock Fiscal Court approves budget amendment

A light agenda greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court at its June 28 meeting. It took place at 6 p.m. in the fiscal court meeting room in the county administration building. The board approved budget amendment #3, which is the ARPA funds from the Federal Government. The county received $847,073. The county had…

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