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Public Hearing June 6, 2017


FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018



June 6, 2017


4:45 p.m.



The public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget year was held at 4:45pm in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton was present as well as council members Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple, and Darlene Gooch and City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs. City Council members Jimmy Davenport and Larry Wilcutt were absent. The Mayor said the first thing on the agenda was the Municipal Road Aid for the 2017-2018 budget in the amount of $133,685.00. This comes from the Kentucky Municipal Road Aid funds. The funds are for the repair of streets that will be named later and city sidewalks. The mayor asked for any public input; being no comments or questions the Mayor declared the hearing on Municipal Road Aid closed.


 Next was the Local Government Economic Assistant Fund (LGEAF). The Mayor said the funds for the 2017-2018 budget was $6,800.00. These funds come from the Kentucky Mineral Severance Tax Revenue. These funds go toward the Senior Center and Meals on Wheels ($2,000.00), BRADD Aging Service, ($1,600.00), Kentucky Community Action Agency ($700.00), Agape Service Foundation ($1500.00), and Good Samaritan ($1,000.00). The Mayor asked for any public comment to these LGEAF funds for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018; being no public comments the Mayor declared the hearing closed.







held JUNE 6, 2017


5:00 p.m.



The Russellville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting with Council members Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Jack Whipple and Darlene Gooch present. Council members Larry Wilcutt and Jimmy Davenport were absent.


Bell moved, seconded by Kinser, to approve the minutes of the council meeting held on May 16, 2017.


The Mayor asked for any corrections or additions. The motion passed with Bell, Kinser, Whipple and Gooch voting yes.


The Mayor had no appointments.


The Mayor announced that the “Square” would be shut down Thursday, June 8th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for the filming of the “Bibb house”.

City Council member Pat Bell announced that Terry Cole from Logan County Emergency Management was conducting a meeting at Logan Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in reference to the “Solar Eclipse”.


Council member Pat Bell gave the City of Russellville Fire Department report; there were a total of 115 runs for the month of May and 624 for the year as of June 1, 2017.


City Clerk/Treasurer Bob Riggs gave the financial report for the City of Russellville.


First on the agenda under new business was the Mayor’s Budget Message for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. No property or occupational tax rates will be raised this year. Employee pay raises are planned, medical insurance increased 9.3%, but the City will absorb 100% premium increase. The employee insurance deductible will be changing to; single $1900.00 and family $3800, employee’s retirement cost will not change. The Mayor listed in his message the needed wants and/or upgrades that were needed in both General and Water and Sewer funds.  The Mayor noted the City has paid a lot of its debt down since 2010 for both General and Water/Sewer. The General and Water/Sewer funds both will have an additional $25,000.00 added for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Budget. The Mayor also said, he welcomes comments and suggestions to this proposed budget and together we can continue to improve and move forward with City of Russellville.


Next on the agenda was the first reading of Budget Ordinance 2017-02, adopting the Budget Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Budget sponsored by Council Member Darlene Gooch. The Ordinance was read in its entirety by City Attorney Neil Kerr because it is a revenue raising ordinance.


There was no other business to come before the council.


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).


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


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


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








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