In spite of a magistrate consensus in favor of meeting twice a month, Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer made it clear during the regular meeting of Barren County Fiscal Court Tuesday night that she will stand by her decision to have the court meet only once a month.
Legally, the decision of how frequently a fiscal court has regular meetings is solely in the hands of the judge-executive, according to Kentucky Revised Statute 67.090. At the fiscal court’s last meeting, on March 19, Greer announced an executive order that changed the court’s traditional two meetings per month schedule to a once-a-month meeting schedule.
Magistrates can decide what time the meetings are, and they can vote to hold special-called meetings, but cannot override a judge-executive’s schedule decision. County Attorney Jeff Sharp confirmed that it was up to Greer.
“It’s really her call,” Sharp said.
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