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February 21, 2017

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held February 21, 2017



The Russellville City council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 21, 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 and Darlene Gooch, Larry Wilcutt not in attendance.


Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held February 7, 2017.


Kinser moved, seconded by Whipple to approve the minutes of February 7th.


The motion to approve with no corrections being made passed with Davenport, Bell, Kinser, Whipple and Gooch voting yes. 


The Mayor had no appointments at this time. 


Under Committee reports, Darlene Gooch announced the “Winter Soup Bowl” sponsored by the Human Rights Commission was being held Friday, February 24th from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the 4th Street Theatre.  The cost of the tickets was $5.00 for this event.


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


Under old business, the second reading of Ordinance 2017-01 the Rezoning of 505 Nashville Street from R-3 Residential to B-2 Commercial sponsored by Pat Bell was read by City Attorney Neil Kerr.


Bell moved, seconded by Whipple for Ordinance 2017-01.  The motion passed with Davenport, Bell, Whipple, Gooch, and Kinser abstaining.

Under new business, Anna Gentry from York, Neel, & Associates, LLP presented the City of Russellville year ended June 30, 2016, audit opinion. The Independent Audit Report gave the City an unmodified opinion, meaning “clean opinion”, which is what you want to receive.  Anna continued to review and explain the statements of revenues, expenditures, and changes in the fund balances.  Ms. Gentry mentioned that York, Neel, & Associates, appreciated the city and its employees working with them during the time in performing the audit.


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 Gooch, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.


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


The Mayor mentioned that the Annual Audit needed approval. 


Whipple moved, seconded by Kinser, to accept the year end June 30, 2016 Annual Audit.  The motion passed with all present voting yes.


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









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City Clerk                                                                                 Mayor