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June 7, 2016


FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017



June 7, 2016



The public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget year was held at 4:45pm in city hall. Mayor Mark Stratton was present as well as council members Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt, Darlene Gooch and City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs. The mayor said the first thing on the agenda was the Municipal Road Aid for the 2016-2017 budget in the amount of $135,066.00. This comes from the Kentucky Municipal Road Aid funds. The funds are for the repair of streets that will be named later and city sidewalks. The mayor asked for any public input; being no comments or questions the Mayor declared the hearing on Municipal Road Aid closed.


 Next was the Local Government Economic Assistant Fund (LGEAF). The mayor said the funds for the 2016-2017 budget was $5,800.00. These funds come from the Kentucky Mineral Severance Tax Revenue. These funds go toward the Senior Center and Meals on Wheels ($2,000.00), BRADD Aging Service, ($1,600.00), Kentucky Community Action Agency ($700.00), Agape Service Foundation ($500.00), and Good Samaritan ($1,000.00). The mayor asked for any public comment to these LGEAF funds for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017; being no public comments the mayor declared the hearing closed.






held JUNE 7, 2016


The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at 5:00 pm, 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.


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on May 17, 2016.


The mayor asked for any corrections or additions. He said in the fourth paragraph on page one the minutes should read “The motion to approve the minutes”. Also, in the last paragraph on page one, second line from the bottom the word interdiction should be replaced with intervention. The minutes were approved with these changed noted.


The mayor had no appointments.


The mayor presented a Tree Board report. At the May 19th, meeting the board approved the removal of a dead tree at Maple Grove on Russell St., a tree damaged by storm at Maple Grove on Clarksville Rd. (replaced) and a storm damaged tree on Winter St. (northwest corner of Winter and 6th) and a request to remove a street tree on 9th St. (9th St. side of Rhea Blvd). They are going to remove some dead limbs first then look to see what else can be done. These are all official 30 days notices.


There was a Fire Department report made by Pat Bell. There were a total of 132 runs for the month of May and 645 for the year as of June 1st.


Next on the agenda was a financial report made by City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs.


First on the agenda under new business was the Mayor’s Budget Message for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. No property or occupational taxes will be raised this year. Employee pay raises are planned, medical insurance increased 9.85%, an increase of $76,197.00, Employee premium increase 9.85% but the employee deductible will not change, employee’s retirement cost will not change. The mayor listed in his message the needed wants and/or upgrades that were needed in both General and Water and Sewer funds.  The mayor noted the city has been very blessed to pay a lot of its debt off and maintain and provide current services and to add $25,000.00 additional funds into both the General and Water and Sewer funds.


Next on the agenda was first reading of Ordinance 2016-01, adopting the 2016-2017 Annual Budget sponsored by Council Member Sandra Kinser. The ordinance was read in its entirety by City Attorney Neil Kerr because it is a revenue raising ordinance.


Next on the agenda under Other Business the Mayor presented Resolution 2016-01, regarding an application for funds for the Fire Department for SCBA equipment through the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. The resolution is needed for the funds to be awarded.


Bell moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve Resolution 2016-01; the motion passed by unanimous vote.


There was no other business to come before the council.


Kinser moved, seconded by Wilcutt to adjourn the meeting.






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