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November 8, 2016




held November 8, 2016





The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 5:00pm, 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.


Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on October 4, 2016; being no additions or corrections the motion passed unanimously.


The Mayor has no appointments at this time.


The Mayor announced two City employees with a child that is battling Cancer.   Mary Lynn Moore (Smith) with the City of Russellville Police Department son (Charlie) and the son of Josh Lawson with the City Street Department.  The Mayor asked that we keep them in our prayers.


The Mayor also mentioned of the Veterans Day Service that will be held on Friday, November 11th starting at 10:00 a.m. on the lawn of the Old Court House.


The City has requested for the removal of 3 Bradford Pear Trees located at East Main and 3rd Street corner.  The recommendation was presented to the Tree Board with all members approving either by phone or email for those trees to be removed.  


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Gooch, for the removal of the 3 trees located at the corner of East Main and 3rd Street; the motion passed unanimously.


Council member Pat Bell had a report on the Fire Department. There were a total of 125 runs for the month of October and a total of 1,308 for the year.


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


Under new business the 1st reading of the Ordinance 2016-07 regarding Cemetery Regulations amendments was read by City Attorney Neil Kerr.


The mayor said he had been given a request for an abnormal water usage for the State Road Department.   Their water bill was $9,501; we are adjusting out $5,983.91 which will leave their bill $3517.09.


Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, to approve the abnormal water usage adjustment of $5,983.91; the motion passed unanimously.


Steve Dilliha from the Russellville Airport Board attended the council meeting to present the Silver Wings Award to the City of Russellville Maintenance Department for their cooperation and assistance with various activities when they needed help. Mr. Dilliha gave a brief summary of the improvements that had been made at the airport and what their goals are for the upcoming year(s).  The Mayor thanked them for their time and commitment with the Russellville Airport.


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.


Bell moved, seconded by Kinser, to leave executive session and return to regular session; the motion passed unanimously.


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









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City Clerk                                                                                 Mayor