Owsley Co, Citizens For Fiscal Court Oversight
We belive Mr. DeBord & the Magistrate need to move and sell the rock. The County need's to get out from under the rock.
Citizens of Owsley Co. Call your Magistrate and the County Judge and tell them how you feel about the rock.
Sept 3, 2008
Group Meets to Discuss Regional ATV Trail System
First Trail Head Set To Open In Breathitt County
County Judge/Executives and magistrates from five countys as well as businessmen and U.S. Forestry Service officials gathered at the County Administration Building Thursday to discuss a planned regional ATV trail which would extend throug parts of Clay, Leslie, Owsley. Perry and Breathitt counties.
One problem the project may encounter is the forestry service,s possible opposition to new trails that branch off onto government land.
U.S. Forestry,s John McKinney, ( They had his name wrong. It is Kinney) head ranger for the Red Bird Ranger District, said some issues must be addressed and worked out before, such trails could be used, if at all.
"The forest service will request written request from each county involved outlining what is needed and what affects such a system would have on forest land," McKinney said. " There is no guarantee right now on any new Trails." McKinney pointed out recent work done to the forest servic,s popular Red Crest Trail, and said forestry officials wonder what impact a new trail system would have on it.
"The forestry services is in the process of doing $300,000 worth of improvements to the Red Crest Trail, and with a new trail being established, it could cause the use of the Red Crest Trail to to decline despite all the monies being spent on it," McKinney continued.
Another question posed by McKinney is who would perform the needed maintenance and up keep of the new trail system if established.
" The U.S Forestry Service is not taking on any new trails at this time, McKinney said
Other problems noted by McKinney included some countys' claims to roads they have not maintained or constructed as county roads.
" It just doesn't look good," McKinney added.
However, McKinney said he was willing to do whatever he could to help with the project as long as it fell within the boundaries of the law.
Did we wake up yet and smell the roses. I can't belive five County Judge Executives from Clay, Leslie, Owsley, Perry and Breathitt counties, have put TAX payers money into this ATV Boondoggle without FIRST checking with the U.S. Forestry Service. Mr. Turner this is a dead horse. Time to cut the tax payers losses. Now can we hire a second deputy sheriff???
Riding A Dead Horse
Old tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. Businesses, however, often try other strategies. These include...
1. Buying a stronger whip.
September 27, 2008
To: Ms. Jerome E. Perez
From: Daniel M. Molloy
Subj : Planned Regional ATV Trail In U.S. Forestry
System, Redbird Ranger District.