March 22, 2016
MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION
Of the BOARD of COUNCIL
Of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY
Held March 22, 2016
The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 22, 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.
Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held March 8, 2016; there being no discussion or correction the motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Stratton announced the city would be having a surplus items auction on Friday, April 29th, about 10:00am.
Council Member Pat Bell asked everyone to remember that Search and Rescue is having their fish fry this Saturday night at the Extension Office starting at 6:00pm.
Next was the financial report for City Clerk/Treasurer, Bob Riggs.
There was no old business.
Next, under new business was the Scott Waste Services rate increase effective April 1, 2016. The mayor read from the letter the city received which said that the rates in Logan County and the cities of Auburn, Lewisburg and Adairville will increase by 2.2%; residential rates in the city of Russellville will increase to $10.24 a month and commercial rates will increase to $3.82 per yard. These both are in accordance with the Solid Waste contract with Scot Waste Services. The mayor stated that even with this increase the rates are still cheaper than they were in 2010.
Wilcutt asked what date of the CPI (Consumer Price Index) did Scott Waste Services go by and the mayor said he did not know. The mayor said they used the garbage PCI which is different than what they used; he was thinking they used the prior year, the end of 2015. Wilcutt said the letter did not state the date they used.
There was no other new business.
The audience was asked if they had anything. Eleanor McCormick said that the City Water and Sewer Company have been at her house a lot lately; she has a strange fountain in her front yard (sewer line dug up). She has had extraordinary water bills for a long time. She discussed this with the mayor this afternoon and now it looks like she is going to have to dig her water line up now. The plumbers have not seen a leak. Even when we were at the cancer treatment center we had high water bill(s) but I just didn’t question it. Last fall my son-in-law watered a lot of flowers but I didn’t have a high water bill the next month.
The mayor explained to the council that the city had pulled the meter and had it checked and everything there was fine. He said whatever it is, it is not obvious. His suggestion was there could be a break in the water line between there and the house and it is going straight in the ground. He said she was going to have to start somewhere and figure it out.
The mayor advised there was a need to go in executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a) and asked for a motion.
Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple, to leave regular session and enter into executive session; being no objections the motion passed unanimously.
Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, to return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.
Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.
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