Garrard Fiscal Court is meeting this morning at 9 a.m. On the agenda is Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Thomas, who will be giving a solid waste report, and Lancaster City Councilman Jimmy Crutchfield. The agenda doesn’t say what he’s going to talk about. At the last City Council meeting, Jimmy asked the council to consider a smoking ban.
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If you haven’t read it yet, here is my story from Sunday about Lancaster’s empty houses.
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UPDATE: Jimmy Crutchfield wasn’t able to make it to today’s Fiscal Court meeting, but two other women came in his place to provide some info about passing non-smoking regulations and ask the Fiscal Court to consider passing non-smoking rules for the county.
Judge Wilson said the magistrates will have to review the information and see if they want to do anything on this issue, but mentioned that he’s seen health departments take the lead on non-smoking rules more so than city or county governments.
Magistrate Ronnie Lane said he is opposed to initiating anti-smoking regulations because it should be up to each individual whether they want to smoke or not.
The Fiscal Court also heard Chris Thomason’s annual solid waste management report, which had some interesting statistics. Recycling in Garrard has been growing solidly and Chris is hopeful that growth will continue. He also mentioned that of the many things solid waste has gone out to pick up from people, one of the items was an airplane. Not many solid waste coordinators can say they’ve disposed of an airplane.