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Clerk’s Office move on track

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By Shelley Spillman

Great strides have been made in getting closer to moving the Anderson County Clerk’s Office into the former Town & Country Bank building on Main Street.

County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said the FDIC recently released the deed to the property, and the deed was signed and a title insurance policy was purchase Wednesday.

Jason Denny, Anderson County Clerk, said at an Anderson County Fiscal Court session Tuesday that he is the process of advertising for vendors for the carpentry, electrical, stair lift and security system modifications needed at the new location.

Fiscal Court approved the purchase of the Town & Country Bank property in November 2013 for the amount of $260,000, which was found to be $120,000 less than the appraised value in January.

In January, Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said the plans called for about $60,000 of renovations to meet the needs of the county clerk’s office. The property will give more space for voting and record storage. Conway said he expects the clerk’s office to be able to move into the new space in late October.

In other news, fiscal court approved the purchase of 17 new memory cards for electronic machines that total votes on Election Day.

Denny said it will cost $66 each to replace the memory cards, a total of $1,122. The manufacturer recommends the memory cards be replaced every four years to avoid malfunction in voting tabulation.

Currently, the memory cards are four years old.

Conway also announced his intent to raise $500 for a brick to be placed at the Kentucky National Guard Memorial in Frankfort to honor Anderson County native National Guard members.

Donations can be made payable to KYNG Memorial Fund, Inc. and dropped off or mailed to the judge executive office at 137 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg.