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April 18, 2017

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held April 18, 2017



The Russellville City council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting. Council members present were Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch.


Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held April 4th, 2017.


Kinser moved, seconded by Whipple to approve the minutes of April 4.


The motion passed with Davenport, Kinser, Whipple, Wilcutt and Gooch voting yes. Bell abstain due to being absent at council meeting April 4th.


The Mayor asked to appoint Ken Brown to the Russellville Board of Adjustments.


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Gooch for the appointment of Ken Brown to the Russellville Board of Adjustments. The motion passed unanimously.


Pat Bell gave the City of Russellville Fire Department report, for the month of March 2017 there was a total of 143 fire runs, making as of April 1, 2017 a total of 397 so far.


Gerri Kemp presented the financial report for the City due to the absence of City Clerk Bob Riggs.


There is no old business.


Under new business, Terry Cole from Logan County Emergency Management attended the meeting basically for informational purposes for the upcoming “Eclipse” that’s taking place on August 21, 2017. Mr. Cole explained that Hopkinsville is “ground zero” for this Eclipse, any surrounding areas within a 50 to 60 mile radius could possibly have higher visitor and traffic volume. The Eclipse is supposed to begin at 11:00 a.m. and fading away approximately 1:24 p.m. depending on the area you’re viewing the Eclipse from.


Mr. Cole feels there is a need of awareness for our local area that could see higher impact of visitors and extra manpower for those in the Law Enforcement, Medical, and Fire in the event of an emergency.   


The Mayor thanked Mr. Cole and asked if any other information comes available to let him and the Council know.


Next order of new business was the reading of Resolution 2017-03; Barren River Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  City Attorney Neil Kerr read Resolution 2017-03 completely. The Mayor said this Resolution makes us eligible for FEMA funds, if ever needed.


Bell moved, seconded by Kinser for the approval of Resolution 2017-03. The motion passed unanimously.


The Mayor mentioned in other business of an Abnormal Water Usage Waiver submitted from the Water/Sewer Department. A local business known as Ski Daddy’s had a water pipe to break and their water bill was $1074 with the approval of the waiver their bill will be $621.65.


Davenport moved, seconded by Bell for the approval of Abnormal Water Usage Waiver. The motion passed with all present voting yes.


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).


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


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


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











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City Clerk                                                              Mayor