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March 7, 2017

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held March 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

The Russellville City council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 5:00 pm, in city hall. Mayor Mark Stratton was absent from the meeting. Council members present were Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch. Council member Jimmy Davenport was absent.

 

City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs said that in the absence of Mayor Stratton he would take nominations for a Mayor Pro-Tem. 

 

Gooch moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to nominate and elect Sandra Kinser as Mayor Pro-Tem; the motion passed with Bell, Whipple, Wilcutt and Gooch voting yes and Kinser abstaining because of her appointment.

 

Kinser asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held February 21, 2016.

 

Bell moved, seconded by Gooch to approve the minutes of February 21st.

 

The motion to approve with no corrections being made passed with Bell, Kinser, Whipple, and Gooch voting yes, Wilcutt abstaining due to being absent from February 21st meeting.

 

The Mayor had no appointments at this time.

 

Under Committee reports, Kinser announce that the Tree Board had approved of a dangerous tree to be removed at the property of 263 South Summer Street.  Announcing this tonight will start as the mandatory 30 days, so the tree can be removed.

 

Council member Pat Bell gave a report on the Fire Department activities. There were 117 total runs for the month of February.

 

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

 

There is no old business.

 

Under new business, Police Chief Victor Shifflett attended the meeting in reference to the surplus of old duty weapons.  With the help of a Homeland Security grant, the department was able to purchase new duty weapons.  The surplus of weapons would be sold at market value to the officers or a Federal licensed dealer.

 

Whipple moved, seconded by Bell for the surplus of the duty weapons.  The motion passed with all present yes.

 

Kinser asked if anybody had anything at this time.

 

Kinser 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).

 

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

 

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

 

Kinser asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk                                                                               Mayor Pro-Tem