The council approved a motion to give Xinergy and F and G Resources the right to maintain and work Big Run Road on Straight Creek.
District 1 Magistrate Paul Caldwell said the company does a good job.
“They want to put in culverts and keep it maintained. They will keep it in good shape. They are doing a good job,” Caldwell said.
“It’s a county road, and no one lives up there. But it is for coal production benefit and for the community to go up there to view the elk. They want to help us. That’s the bottom line,” added Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop.
The council approved a motion to rename the Loyall section of Black Bottom Road to Main Street Loyall and have the house numbering change accordingly.
The council later approved a motion to extend Highway 1601 located at Ten Spot in Jones Creek.
The council also signed a resolution opposing the State Highway Department’s movement of engineering services and management of the maintenance department to Bell County.
District 4 Magistrate Jim Roark later addressed the destruction of a levee in Rio Vista. Roark said off road vehicles are making trails on the levee.
He later suggested offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone found riding on any of the levees throughout the county.
“The fact remains that we are charged with the responsibility for the federal government,” Grieshop said. “So we don’t have a choice but to take action of some sort.”
In other action, the council:
•• Approved a motion to accept the Harlan County Clerk’s Office final settlement for 2007;
•• Approved the removal of Rooster Lane from the county road map;
•• Accepted special district budget reports from the Harlan County Health Department, Harlan County Extension service and Harlan County CAA;
•• Reflected that Harlan County Board Assessment members: Donna Pace, Chairperson, Don Deaton and M.G. Smith will be in session;
•• Approved a motion to advertise for bids for the purchase of new voting machines.