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February 6, 2018

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held February 06, 2018

 

 

 

 

The Russellville City council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 06, 2018, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting. City Council members present were Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch, Jack Whipple was not in attendance.

 

Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held January 16, 2018.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell to approve the minutes of January 16th.

 

The motion to approve with no corrections being made passed with Davenport, Bell, Kinser, Wilcutt and Gooch voting yes. 

 

The Mayor had no appointments at this time. 

 

There were no Committee reports.

 

The Mayor did mention the new Dehumidification System installation at the Carpenter Center is running ahead of schedule and in hopes of the “pool” opening back up soon.

 

City Clerk Bob Riggs presented the financial report for the City.

 

There was no old business.

 

Under new business, Anna Gentry from Duguid, Gentry & Associates, P.S.C. presented the City of Russellville year ended June 30, 2017, audit opinion. The Independent Audit Report gave the City an unmodified opinion, meaning “clean opinion”, which is what you want to receive.  Anna continued to review and explain the statements of revenues, expenditures, and changes in the fund balances.  Ms. Gentry mentioned that Duguid, Gentry & Associates, appreciated the city and its employees working with them during the time in performing the audit.

 

The first reading of Ordinance 2018-01 the Rezoning of property owned by Jim Riley located at the New Bypass and Herndon Rd from R-3 Residential to B-2 Commercial sponsored by Sandra Kinser was read by City Attorney Neil Kerr.

 

The Mayor mentioned that the Annual Audit needed approval. 

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to accept the year end June 30, 2017 Annual Audit.  The motion passed with all present voting yes.

 

Under Other; the Mayor called on Coach Jae Allison who was in attendance of the City Council meeting. Coach Jae Allison is the founder of the non-profit organization “Giving Back Inc.”; Coach Allison is requesting the City of Russellville name the basketball court at Hampton Park “IceMan Court”. Tyrone Kennedy was known in the community by all age generations and had seven kids with two sons being on the City and County police departments. Coach Allison said he would like to reveal the court at the “August 8th Ceremony”.

 

The Mayor said between “Giving Back” and the City of Russellville would figure out the best way to handle the signage.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve of the Hampton Park Basketball Court be named the “IceMan Court”. The motion passed with all present voting yes.

 

The mayor said there was a need to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor mentioned the approval of an abnormal water usage that had been submitted to him from the Water Billing Dept. The bill was $1749.70 with an adjustment of $1325.43 the bill would be $424.27.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, the approval for the abnormal water usage adjustment. The motion passed with all present voting yes.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Kinser to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_________________________                                        _________________________

City Clerk                                                                                 Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2018

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held January 16, 2018

 

 

The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the City Council meeting. Council members present were Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch.  Council member Jack Whipple was absent.

 

Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held December 5, 2017.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell to approve the minutes of December 5th.

 

The Mayor asked if there were any corrections that needed to be noted at this time; Councilman Larry Wilcutt made a proposal for corrections in wording on the last full paragraph on the first page and the top paragraph on the second page for better wording understanding.

 

The motion to approve the proposed corrections passed with Davenport, Bell, Kinser, Wilcutt and Gooch voting yes.

 

The Mayor re-appointed Larry Vaught, Carl Seidler, Jason Kutzman, April Kutzman, Melanie Manley, Chris Hollman, Kelly Lewis and Jack Whipple for the Russellville Arts Council. 

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell to approve the re-appointments to the Arts Council. The motion passed by all present voting yes.

 

The Mayor re-appointed Gary Cross, Bennie Collier, Gerald Funk, Algie Ray Smith and Betty Benton to the Code Enforcement Board. 

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell for the re-appointments to the Code Enforcement Board.  The motion passed by all present voting yes.

 

The financial report given by Bob Riggs, City Clerk/Treasurer presented updates on city accounts.

 

The Mayor did mention the City’s Street Department had worked a lot of hours due to the inclement weather we’ve had since midnight Thursday (January 11th), and that he appreciated what the Street Department has done.

 

There was no old business.

 

Under new business was the surplus of back-up weapons from the City of Russellville Police Department. Chief Victor Shifflett said the back-up weapons was ten years old and that Captain Todd Raymer was able to trade the existing older holsters for new ankle holsters and twenty-eight weapons at no cost to the Police Department.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Kinser for the Surplus of the Back-Up Weapons. The motion passed by all present voting yes.

Chief Victor Shifflett also mentioned the surplus of Sergeant Morris Kisselbaugh service weapon.  Chief Shifflett said that it has been customary in the department, when an officer retires the weapon is surplused and given to the officer. Sergeant Kisselbaugh would also be receiving a retirement badge with the service weapon.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Gooch, to surplus Sergeant Morris Kisselbaugh service weapon to be given to him; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Next on the agenda was the Sewer/Water Line Extension Proposal; the Mayor asked Mr. Wayne Thomas to explain the details for the sewer/water line extension proposal. Mr. Thomas explained from time to time Mr. Bill Pearson and himself work really close together on projects & things that come in for businesses; as a result of that the City has businesses that approach us in asking what the process is or if there is anything that the City could do for an extension of our water/sewer. The City looks at the request as a case to case bases and the extension would be determined basically where, how far and would it be viable to extend; you’re generally having to cross the State Road and so, in that process that’s where any additional cost would come from.  The City has to look at the extension of water and/or sewer or possibly both. Mr. Thomas explained the process before being reviewed and the process for the documentation needed for the recommendations to go before the Mayor and Council.

 

The Ordinance 2018-01 was on the agenda to be read but due to time restriction City Attorney Neil Kerr said the Ordinance will be read at the February 6th Council Meeting.  

 

The Mayor asked if anybody had anything other to discuss; Mrs. Shana Wheat-Taylor spoke on the benefits of “Cannabis Marijuana” in asking for support for “whole plant medicine” to be legalized in the state of Kentucky.

 

Mr. Carl Taylor also spoke on the behalf of the Veterans that is in need of the benefits from “Cannabis Marijuana”. Mr. Taylor asking that we make it “personal” and we support cannabis marijuana to be legalized. Mr. Taylor thanked the Mayor and Council for allowing him to speak.

 

The mayor said there was a need to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Kinser, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor asked Wayne Thomas to give more details on the Sewer/Water Line Proposal. Mr. Thomas said that the City of Russellville has a interested party that’s presented a proposal to advance water/sewer from current location in the NW side of 178 the proposal is for the City to bring water/sewer over to the SW corner of 178.

 

Thereby they would be willing to make an investment themselves towards that extension, which would leave the City maybe a 3rd. Wayne said a contract with certain stipulations would need to be drawn up by our City Attorney Neil Kerr, after the contract is drawn up then it would be presented to the Mayor and City Council. The Council would have to give the Mayor the authorization to enter into the contract.

 

City Attorney Neil Kerr said, “he “thinks” you need a motion to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract whereby the City to contribute one third of the cost for the project up to $45,000; as the project described by Mr. Thomas, as so moved and then a second”.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract for the Water/Sewer Project; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor asked for any other discussion.

 

The Mayor told City Attorney Neil Kerr that we will have him (Attorney Neil Kerr) draw up the contract to present to the investor/investors that had contacted Mr. Thomas with the proposal.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_________________________                                              _________________________

City Clerk                                                                               Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

of the BOARD of COUNCIL

of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

held January 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the observance of a holiday, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, council meeting was cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

________________________                                                                       _________________________

City Clerk                                                                                           Mayor

December 19, 2017

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

of the BOARD of COUNCIL

of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

held December 19, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to lack of quorum the council meeting was cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

________________________                                                                       _________________________

City Clerk                                                                                           Mayor

December 5, 2017

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

of the BOARD of COUNCIL

of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

held December 5, 2017

 

 

The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 5:00pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting with council members Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on November 21, 2017.

 

The Mayor asked for any additions or corrections; roll was called and the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor had no appointments at this time.

 

The Mayor did announce that Tuesday, December 12th, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at 6:00 p.m. this event will take place at the City/County Park.

 

Council member Pat Bell had a report on the Fire Department. There was a total of 117 runs for the month of November and a total of 1,327 for the year.

           

City Clerk/Bob Riggs presented a financial report for the city.

 

There was no old business at this time.

 

Under new business, Dale Vowell from the Electric Plant Board gave the audit results for the year ended June 30, 2017, The audit results was dated October 30, 2017, from York, Neel, and Associates, LLP.  The results showed an unmodified/clean opinion. The total Assets for FY 2017 were $ $22,783,679 compared to FY 2016 of $23,585,719. The total of Liabilities FY 2017 was $13,753,824 compared to FY 2016 of $14,070,159.  The total Net Position for FY 2017 was $10,528,394 with FY 2016 balance of $9,768,994.  Total Unrestricted Net Position amounted to $6,594,520. The Net Operating Income (Loss) 2017 was $1,049,146 compared to $694,957 in 2016. The 2017 Change In Net Position was an increase of $759,400 compared to $383,873 for 2016. The components of this increase were an increase in net position of electric operations of $297,284 and an increase of net position of broadband operations of $462,116. Additions to plant in 2016-17 amounted to $728,819. Depreciation against operations was $973,588. No new debt was issued and principal debt payments reduced revenue bonds payable by $505,000.

 

Mr. Vowell stated that TVA had had a1.50% wholesale rate increase and the EPB had passed the increase through to its retail customers. He stated that the EPB also made a revenue neutral change in the Residential rate increasing the Customer Charge by $1.00 and lowering the kilowatt-hour rate to offset it. In addition, he said the EPB had increased the Customer Charge of its GSA1 customers by $1.00. Mr. Vowell said that the EPB Residential rates are still lower than those of BGMU (Bowling Green Municipal Utilities) and other utilities in the area.

 

Mr. Vowell gave the update on the EPB’s video service stating that Broadcasters are demanding significantly higher fees for renewal of carriage agreement which will adversely impact its video rates.  The EPB has completed the renewal carriage agreements to continue to carry the Bowling Green ABC station (WBKO-13) and Nashville stations NBC (WSMV-4) and CBS (WLAC-5). Pricing and options are being presented to the EPB Board so they can make a well-informed decisions as to programming and pricing going forward. The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Vowell for coming.

 

 

Next on the agenda was Council Member Jimmy Davenport presenting a recommendation from the deGraffenried Advisory Committee for the auditorium. The Committee unanimously approved recommending to Council that the deGraffenried Fund provide one-half ($55,000) of the cost of repairs to the roof of deGraffenried Auditorium which totals $110,000.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell for the recommendation for roof repairs to the deGraffenried Auditorium in the amount of $55,000 the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

The Mayor asked if anybody from the audience had anything at this time. Judy Kirkland the Logan County Director of Girl Scouts had Troop#320 from Russellville attending the meeting, the troop is currently working towards the “City & Government” badges. The Mayor said we really appreciated them attending.

 

The Mayor said there was a need to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Whipple, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor discussed the one time pay increase; full time employees $250.00 and part time employees $100.00.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Whipple, for the one time pay increase for the employees of the City of Russellville.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Kinser to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_________________________                                              _________________________

City Clerk                                                                               Mayor

November 21, 2017

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

of the BOARD of COUNCIL

of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

held November 21, 2017

 

 

 

The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 5:00pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting with Council Members Jimmy Davenport, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch present. Pat Bell was absent from the meeting.

 

Mayor Mark Stratton asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held November 7, 2017.

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Kinser, to approve the minutes of November 7, 2017.

 

The Mayor asked for any discussion; roll was called and the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Special meeting held November 9, 2017.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to approve the minutes of November 9, 2017.

 

The Mayor asked for any discussion; roll was called and the motion passed unanimously with Darlene Gooch abstaining from being absent at the November 9th Special called meeting.

 

The Mayor has no appointments at this time.

 

The Mayor announced the tentative date of December 12, 2017 for “Santa is Coming to Town” event.  This event will take place at the City Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Mayor said there will be further information provided closer to the time.

 

There were no committee reports.

 

City Clerk/Bob Riggs presented a financial report for the City.

 

There was no old business at this time.

 

Under new business, Wayne Thomas presented the bid for the Chipper Truck. The only bid that we received was from Tri-State International Trucks of Bowling Green, INC.

 

The truck is a “2019” International 4300 4x2. The price of $59,900.00 includes a DOT inspection, fire extinguisher and triangle kit, with all prep work done at the plant prior to delivery.

 

Warranty includes basic cab and chassis is 24 months unlimited miles. Cummins engine and after treatment is 36 months/150,000 miles; Allison automatic transmission is 36 months unlimited miles. The delivery time frame from date of order is 60-90 days.

 

Wayne Thomas also mention of the option for extended warranty on the extend engine, after treatment, transmission and chassis to 60 mos/100,000 miles is $3250.00.

 

There was discussion whether the City needed to purchase the extended warranty, the Mayor suggested Wayne to contact Tri-State International Trucks and ask if the option to purchase the extended warranty at a later date was an option.

 

The Mayor asked for a motion. Wilcutt moved, seconded by Kinser for acceptance of the bid from Tri-State International Trucks of Bowling Green, Inc. the motion passed unanimously.

 

The mayor said there was a need to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Kinser, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Davenport, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Whipple to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_________________________                                              _________________________

City Clerk                                                                                Mayor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2017

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

of the BOARD of COUNCIL

of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

held November 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 5:00pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting with Council Members Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch present. Jimmy Davenport absent from the meeting.

 

Mayor Mark Stratton asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held October 17, 2017.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve the minutes of October 17th, 2017.

 

The Mayor asked for any discussion.

 

Kinser said on Page 1, under old business, the word “with” needed to be taken out and “which is “replaced in that sentence. Kinser advised on the last page towards the end of the page the amount of $30,000 should be $33,000 and “but” needs to be removed.

 

With these corrections noted, roll was called and the motion passed unanimously, with Larry Wilcutt abstain due to being absent from the October 17th meeting.

 

The Mayor has no appointments at this time.

 

The Mayor announced of the Veterans Day Service that will be held on Saturday, November 11th starting at 10:00 a.m. on the lawn of the Old Court House and encourage all Veterans to attend. The Mayor also asked Don Neagle to announce to the public of the Veterans Day Service inviting everybody to come and show their appreciation for the men and women that have and are defending our country.

 

There were no committee reports.

 

City Clerk/Bob Riggs presented a financial report for the City.

 

Under old business, Catherine Blazer from Enterprise Fleet Management had given a presentation during the City Council meeting that was held on October 17th; 2017; the Mayor is asking the Council for their thoughts at this November 7th meeting in reference to Fleet Management.

 

City Council member Pat Bell doesn’t think the Fleet program is for the City right now.  City Council member Larry Wilcutt also doesn’t seem to think the City is needing this program but it is something to look into for the Police Department. The Mayor said he would get in contact with Ms. Blazer in reference Fleet program for the City’s Police Department pursuit vehicles.

 

There was no new business on the agenda but City Attorney Neil Kerr had prepared Ordinance 2017-08 to be read at this City Council meeting.

 

The first reading of Ordinance 2017-08; An Ordinance Adopting the Zoning Map Amendment by the Logan Joint Cities/County Planning Commission Regarding a Zoning Change of a Certain Lot Located at 237 East 6th Street from R-3 to B-2.

 

The second reading of Ordinance 2017-08 will be held Thursday, November 9th ,2017 at 5:00 p.m.

 

The mayor said he had been given a request for an abnormal water usage for a city resident Sylvia Terry, their bill was $1343.46 and after the adjustment the bill would be $342.02.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the abnormal water usage adjustment of $1001.44; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The mayor said there was a need to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor asked the Council for the approval of hiring another employee for the Street department.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Gooch, for the hiring of another employee for the Street department; the motion passed unanimously.

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

_________________________                                              _________________________

City Clerk                                                                                Mayor