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April 19, 2016




held APRIL 19, 2016


The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 5:00 pm, in city hall. Council members present were Jimmy Davenport (arrived late) Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple and Larry Wilcutt. Council member Darlene Gooch was absent.


City Clerk/Treasurer, Bob Riggs addressed the chambers and said that in the absence of Mayor Mark Stratton due to illness, a Mayor Pro-Tem needed to be nominated and elected before proceeding with the meeting.


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple, to nominate Council member Sandra Kinser to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem; being no other nominations Kinser was elected Mayor Pro-Tem by vote of yes from Davenport, Bell, Whipple, and Wilcutt. Kinser abstained from the vote because of her nomination and Gooch was absent.


Present at the meeting was the family and co-workers of new Captain of the Fire Department, Dale Shields. Kinser, with the help of Fire Chief Shawn Ross swore Shields in. Ross thanked Shields’ family for being present and invited his wife Stephanie to come forward as he presented Shields with his Captain’s shield.


Kinser asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on April 5th.


Davenport moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the minutes of the meeting held April 5, 2016; the motion passed with all present voting yes.


There were no appointments.


Kinser read a recommendation from the Tree Board meeting held on March 17, 2016. The board recommended that one action be taken on five (5) street trees on the west side of Sycamore Drive at Daniel Street; one (1) to  be removed and the remaining four (4) to be trimmed back. No action needed to be taken on the recommendation.


There were no committee reports.


Riggs gave a financial report of the city finances to date.


Under old business were additions to the surplus list previously approved by the council. The additions were a Kubota front-end mower from the Parks Department and two 2002 Chevy Impalas from the Police Department.


Wilcutt moved, seconded Whipple, to add these 3 items to the surplus list to be auctioned on April 29th; the motion passed with all present voting yes.


Kinser asked if the council had anything to bring to the table; there was nothing.


Kinser asked for a motion to go into executive session for reason of property, personnel or litigation and pursuant to KRS 61.815(1)(a).


Whipple moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to leave regular session of council and enter into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.


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


Davenport moved, seconded by Kinser, to adjourn the meeting; the motion passed unanimously.









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City Clerk                                                                                Mayor (Pro-Tem)