January 17, 2017
Minutes of Regular Session
of the Board of Council
of the City of Russellville, Kentucky
held January 17, 2017
The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the City Council meeting. Council members present were Pat Bell, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch. Council members Jimmy Davenport and Sandra Kinser were absent.
Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held January 3, 2017.
Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple to approve the minutes of January 3rd.
The motion to approve with no corrections being made passed with Bell, Whipple, Wilcutt and Gooch voting yes.
The Mayor re-appointed Larry Vaught, Carl Seidler, Jason Kutzman, April Kutzman, Melody Manley, Chris Hollman, and Jack Whipple for the Russellville Arts Council. Whipple moved, seconded by Bell to approve the re-appointments to the Arts Council. The motion passed by all present voting yes. The Mayor at this time appointed Donna Wilkerson to the Arts Council. Gooch moved, seconded by Whipple to approve Donna Wilkerson be appointed to the Russellville Arts Council. The motion passed unanimously.
The Mayor at this time re-appointed Gary Cross, Bennie Collier, Gerald Funk, and Betty Benton to the Code Enforcement Board. Bell moved, seconded by Whipple for the re-appointments to the Code Enforcement Board. The motion passed by all present voting yes.
Under committee reports, Pat Bell, gave the City of Russellville Fire Department report, for the month of December 2016 there was a total of 126 fire runs, making as of January1st, 2017 a total of 1567 so far.
The financial report was given by Bob Riggs, City Clerk/Treasurer presented updates on city accounts.
There was no old or new business.
The Mayor asked if anybody had anything at this time; the property owner from 107, 205 & 207 Gladdish Court attended the meeting again with a zoning matter. The Mayor told the lady we can’t shut the alley way down, by State Law we can’t land-lock property. The lady said there is access to the property known as Coffman LLC and that the property had new owners as a month ago. The Mayor told her we would check with our Attorney Neil Kerr in what can be done in reference to the alley way.
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.
Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.
The Mayor approached the Council for the approval to sign for negotiations for “Project Madison”; while working with the Logan Economics Alliance Development the Mayor sees of opportunities for the City but his signature is required for negotiations. Whipple moved, seconded by Bell for signature approval. The motion passed by all present voting yes.
Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.
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