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September 20, 2016




Held September 20, 2016


The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall.  Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting with City Council members Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt, and Darlene Gooch all present.


The Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the City Council meeting held on September 6, 2016.


Kinser moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve the minutes of the meeting held on September 6, 2016.


The Mayor asked for any corrections; being none the motion passed unanimously.


Under appointments Mayor Stratton had no appointments at this time.

Committee Reports; The Mayor announced, that the First Presbyterian Church located at 159 W 6th Street, had requested four Bradford Pear Trees to be removed.  On September 15, 2016, due to the lack of a quorum, the Tree Board Chairman contacted the board members by either email and/or phone for approving this request.  The board did approve for the recommendation of the trees being removed, at the churche’s expense.  This is a 30 day notice to the public pertaining to the Tree Board ordinance.


Kinser moved, seconded by Wilcutt, for the approving of trees at the First Presbyterian Church being removed; motion passed unanimously.


Bob Riggs, City Clerk/Treasurer presented financial report with the updates on the city accounts.


There was no old business at this time.


New Business; The first reading of Ordinance 2016-06, the Zoning change located at 507 Nashville Street from Residential R-3 to Commercial B-2.  The ordinance was read by City Attorney Neil Kerr.


Other Business; Dale Vowell from the Electric Plant Board announced that TVA has approved an rate increase of 1.5% to retail customers, 1.44% to residential customer.  This is approximately an increase of $1.42 to residential bill using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month.  The increase will take effect on October 2016 bill.


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); Davenport moved, seconded by Wilcutt, to leave regular session; the motion passed with all present voting yes.


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


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







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