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December 20, 2016




held December 20, 2016


The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday, December 20, 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 December 6, 2016; being no additions or corrections the motion passed, with Gooch abstaining due to absence from December 6th meeting.


The Mayor re-appointed Sandra Kinser to the Electric Plant Board, Bell moved, seconded by Whipple, for the re-appointment of Sandra Kinser to the Electric Plant Board; the motion passed with Kinser abstaining.


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


Under old business, the Mayor asked for discussion for the KRWA recommendation; the Council agreed that we go with the recommendations of no water/sewer rate increase and that we conduct another water rate study in three years.  City Attorney Neil Kerr did say if there was any change to be made to the recommendations you could reference which paragraph you was amending and what you wanted changed, before the motion of the council.  Attorney Neil Kerr also suggested we attach the recommendations to the minutes for future reference.   In paragraph three of the recommendations, the council was in agreement that another rate study should be conducted in three years and then as needed thereafter. 


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Kinser, in the recommendations made by KRWA with the exception of paragraph three; after another financial/rate review being conduct in three years, the rate study will be conducted as needed thereafter, the motion passed with all present.


Under new business, the Streetscape Phase II-C Project request for No 2 payment in the amount of $44,874.12.  Gooch moved, seconded by Bell, to approve Sreetscape No 2 payment; motion passed unanimously.


The Mayor asked if anybody had anything at this time, Chief Victor Shifflett of the City of Russellville Police Department requesting that we surplus the Duty Weapon of Tim Burnett.  It’s been customary that upon retirement from the force the officer gets there weapon. Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, for Tim Burnett to receive his duty weapon upon retirement at the end of December, 2016; the motion passed with all present.


The property owner of 107 Gladdish Court, 205 & 207 Gladdish Court attended the meeting with a zoning matter.  The Mayor advised him to contact Bill Pearson for the proper procedure in this matter.


There was no need to go into executive session.


The mayor asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.


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








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