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September 6, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING

Of the City of Russellville

Board of Council

Held September 6, 2016

4:45 P.M.

The Relocation of the Russellville Senior Center and

 Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc.

 

The Russellville City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 4:45 p.m., in City Hall.  Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the hearing with City Council members Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt, and Darlene Gooch present.

 

Mayor Mark Stratton announced the relocation of the Russellville Senior Center and Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. to the building formally known as the Logan County Public Library.  This is a proposal being made by the City of Russellville and the Logan County Fiscal Court and was open for discussion.

 

The only comment made from the public was, they thought this move would be accommodating and would satisfy the public. 

 

The Mayor said this is not just for the citizens of Russellville but for the citizens of Logan County.  Logan County Fiscal Court is helping with the funding for the remodeling and funds are being provided from the Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. This relocation is going to provide enough space for more events and programs for the citizens. 

 

Another question of concern was the parking.  The Mayor and City Council member Jimmy Davenport both explained the parking lot would be restriped and would hold approximately 45 cars, Davenport mentioned there was parking available at the back of the building and along the street too. 

 

This project should be completed by spring of 2017.   

 

The mayor announced the public hearing closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES of REGULAR SESSION

Of the BOARD of COUNCIL

Of the CITY of RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY

Held September 6, 2016

 

The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., 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.

 

The Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Session of Council held on August 16, 2016.

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Kinser, to approve the minutes of the Regular Session held on August 16, 2016.   There were no additions or corrections. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Session of Council held on August 30, 2016.

           

Kinser moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the minutes of the Special Session held on August 30, 2016. There were no additions or corrects. The motion passed with Wilcutt abstaining because of his absence from the meeting and all others voting yes.

 

The Mayor had no announcements at this time.

 

The Mayor asked to appoint Bill Decker to the remaining term that Ken Brown held for Electric Plant Board, Ken Brown term was to be until June 30, 2017.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Bell to appoint Bill Decker to the Electric Plant Board.  The motion passed with all voting yes.

 

Committee Reports: Council member Pat Bell gave the City of Russellville Fire Department report for the month of August. There was a total of 161 fire runs and a total of 1079 runs for the year.

 

The Mayor said at the Tree Board meeting August 18, 2016 two trees located at 502 East 8th Street, had been approved to be removed per owners request, and at their expense.  The owners will replace the two trees back on the property.  This serves as a 30 day notice to the public pertaining to the Tree Board ordinance.

 

Bob Riggs, City Clerk/Treasurer gave a financial report of the city finances to date.

 

Due to persons attending the City Council Meeting with prior commitments, the Mayor moved forward to the announcement of The Relocation of the Senior Center and Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc., before going into old business on the agenda. 

 

The Mayor announced the City of Russellville in conjunction with the Logan County Fiscal Court and Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc. will relocate the Senior Center to what was previously known has the “Old Library” building.

 

Old Business: The second reading of Ordinance 2016-03 was made, Assessing and Levying the 2016 Annual Property Tax on Real and Tangible Personal Property sponsored by Council member Jack Whipple. The ordinance was read in full by City Attorney Neil Kerr.

Bell moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the Ordinance being no discussion, the motion passed unanimously.

 

The second reading of Ordinance 2016-04 was made, Assessing and Levying the 2016 Property Tax on Motor Vehicles having a situs in the city of Russellville sponsored by council member Jack Whipple. The Ordinance was read in full by City Attorney Neil Kerr.  

 

Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the Ordinance; being no discussion the motion passed by all present voting yes.

 

The second reading of Ordinance 2016-05 was made; Waste Water Collection Pretreatment Requirements sponsored by City Council member Larry Wilcutt.  This is an Amendment from Ordinance 2005-12; article 6, section 13 & 14.  City Attorney Neil Kerr read Ordinance in full.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the Ordinance; being no discussion the motion passed unanimously.

 

New Business: The Airport Board has requested a payment for the amount of $1774.94 in reference to the Runway Extension Project.

 

Kinser moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to approve the payment request; being no discussion the motion passed by all present voting yes.

 

The Mayor said, it’s time for street resurfacing and he asked that the City Council start looking at the streets and making their list that they think needs the most repair.

 

Other Business: The Mayor mentioned that on July 19th (2016), that the Council was presented a list of items concerning the current water rates and accountability.  We have contacted Kentucky Rural Water Association and requested a proposal for the cost of a Water & Sewer Rate Analysis, the cost of the study rate would be $5500.00.  Kentucky Rural Water Association would perform financial analysis, custom billing review, rate structure analysis, water loss analysis for the City of Russellville. 

 

After the analysis have been reviewed and completed, a report will be prepared by Kentucky Rural Water Association with our rates finding and the recommendation.  Kentucky Rural Water Association will present the final documents in writing and with an oral presentation to the Russellville City Council.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve for the Water & Sewer Rate Analysis to be conducted for the cost of $5500.00 from the Kentucky Rural Water Association, being no discussion the motion passed unanimously.

 

The Mayor advised 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; the motion passed with all present voting yes.

 

Gooch moved, seconded by Kinser to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously with those present.

 

After leaving the executive session and in returning to regular session; The Mayor explained that the road bases in the area of  Forest Park Drive  to Woodhurst down to the stop sign of Sportsman Club Road has failed and is in need of being replaced and repaired.  The cost of repairs from Scotty’s is $325,000.00 and this amount may reflect a difference in price since the bid was first requested.  The Mayor entertained a motion for replacing and repairs to the road in the area of Forest Park Drive, with the cost not to exceed $350,000.00.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Davenport; being no discussion the motion passed unanimously with those present.

 

The AirMedCare Network (Air Evac) came and gave a presentation to the Mayor, they have given the City a price of $55 a year per employee & those living in their household, The Mayor asked the Council to approve for the City to absorb the cost for the employees to have this as a benefit to their medical plan.  Mayor now entertains a motion for the City to acquire Air Evac as an additional benefit for the employees.

 

Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, being no discussion the motion passed by all present voting yes.

 

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

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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City Clerk                                                                    Mayor