The board had a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6th. Special meetings are held to discuss specific topics and not typically open to general discussion. This special meeting was held to go over the lease payment for the park and to review sub-committee work on operational equipment related to a POS system and online storefront for purchasing tickets and other items at the park.
Three of the four counties have paid their portion of the lease payment. The board is still waiting to receive the payment from Estill County. The invoice was sent to Estill County in July, but after two fiscal court meetings, the Estill County Fiscal Court has yet to approve their contractually obligated portion of the lease payment. The board was presented with the meeting minutes from October 2014 when the Estill County Fiscal Court approved the lease payment, which has a term of 6 years. The board will continue to ensure the lease payment is paid and that Estill County contributes their portion.
Board members Dedra Brandenburg and Chad Birch presented research done by them, along with board member Joe Crawford, regarding waiver systems, point of sale systems, online storefronts, and permit design, rules, and costs. More research and work is needed in some of these areas, but the board is on track to have their day-to-day sales needs met.
We encourage everyone who is interested in this project to come out to the next meeting on Wednesday, September 20th.