January 19, 2016
MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION
of the BOARD of COUNCIL
of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY
held JANUARY 19, 2016
The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 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 present.
Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on January 5, 2016; being no additions or corrections the motion passed with Gooch abstaining because of her absence from the meeting and all others voting yes.
Under appointments on the agenda the mayor asked for the re-appointment of Sandra Kinser, Janie Gregory, Sharon Shanklin and David Guion to the Sign Committee; all for a two-year term.
Bell moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve the re-appointments of the current Sign Committee members to another two-year term; the motion passed with all voting yea except Kinser because of her re-appointed to the committee.
Next were re-appointments to the Zoning Board of Adjustments that included Dick Hutto for a four-year term and Jack McLean for a two-year term.
Kinser moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the re-appointments of Dick Hutto for a four-year term and Jack McLean for a two-year term to the Zoning Board of Adjustments; being no discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
Last was the re-appointment of Jack McLean to the Joint Logan Cities/County Planning Commission for a three-year term; being no discussion the motion passed unanimously.
The mayor noted that Mr. McLean could serve on both of the committees by state law.
Under announcements the mayor told the council that the financial interest statements in council’s packet regarding BRADD ethics in accordance with Kentucky Statute 65.03 should be turned in to Jan Robbins or Bob Riggs. Preparations began today for the upcoming predicted forecast. The Street Department started treating the streets with a Calcium Chloride solution which is a de-icing application. This is the first time we have done this. The chemical is mixed with water to dilute it and helps break the bond of the freezing against the pavement. Every time the chemical is heated, whether by sunlight or vehicles it will work, or activate, and it is good up to 25 degrees below zero. When it comes to freezing rain nothing is any good. The mayor said there were 72 miles of roadway in the city; we couldn’t get it all but we got a lot of it. Salt trucks are ready to go and slow plows are hooked up to vehicles. Our employees do a good job getting the streets cleared. We just ask the citizens to be patient with us; everybody wants their street or road done first. All departments help getting the streets cleaned, not just the street department. The mayor commended Jeff Meador with the Street/Maintenance Department for getting this done. The city had looked at an apparatus to mix and spread the Calcium Chloride but it cost between $10,000 -$12,000 but Meador was able to fabricate the whole system. We bought the pumps and the pipe and he basically built the whole thing.
Under committee reports Pat Bell reported on the Fire Department for the month of December; there were a total of 106 runs for the month. Bell said the mayor had sworn in the new firefighter, Jon Moyers last week. They recently had training on extrication.
Gooch said the 2016 Human Rights Commission Annual Banquet would be April 16th at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. They will be honoring the health professionals. Tickets are $20.00. Also on February 12th they will be having a winter fundraiser from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, at the Fourth Street Theatre. There will be soups and sandwiches for $5.00. This is to help cover the cost of the banquet and other expenses throughout the year.
Next on the agenda was City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs with a financial report.
There was no old business on the agenda.
Next under new business was payment #4 for the Russellville/Logan County Airport Board Runway Extension project in the amount of $913.43. The amount represents half of the amount of the payment, $1,826.85. Logan County Fiscal Court will pay the other equal half. The request is a result of the city’s agreement a few months ago. The mayor said after this payment is made it will put the city’s total contribution so far at $13,321.52.
Kinser moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve the fourth installment to the Airport Board for the Runway Extension project in the amount of $913.43; being no other discussion the motion passed unanimously.
There was no need to go into executive session.
Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.
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