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September 5, 2017

A public hearing was called to order September 5, 2017, at 4:45 pm on the 2017 real and vehicle tax rates. No comments were made by the public concerning these rates.






held SEPTEMBER 5, 2017


The Russellville city council met in regular session on Tuesday September 5, 2017, at 5:00 pm, 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.


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Whipple, to approve the minutes of the regular session of council held on August 22, 2017.


The mayor asked for any corrections and/or additions or subtractions; being none the motion passed with Davenport, Bell, Whipple, Wilcutt, and Gooch, with Kinser abstaining.


Under announcements the Mayor said there was four trees that Ventra Plastic has requested to be removed and the Tree Board has approved and the relocation to be determined by the Tree Board.


There weren’t any committee reports now.


Next on the agenda was City Clerk-Treasurer, Bob Riggs with a financial report of the city.


The Mayor said today (September 5, 2017) was the last day for the bid opening for the “Sprinkler System” at the “Old Library”. He would have more information available at the next Council Meeting.


There was no old business now.


Under new business was the first reading of Ordinance 2017-04, 2016-2017, assessing and the levying the 2017 annual property tax on real and tangible personal property sponsored by Council Member Sandra Kinser; City Attorney Neil Kerr read the Ordinance in its entirety, because it was a revenue raising Ordinance.


Next on the agenda was first reading of Ordinance 2017-05, assessing and levying the 2017 property tax on motor vehicles having a situs in the City of Russellville sponsored by Council Member Jack Whipple; City Attorney Neil Kerr read the Ordinance in its entirety, because it was a revenue raising Ordinance.


The Mayor did mention that the tax rates had not been raised in twelve years.


The Mayor advised there was reason 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 enter executive session; the motion passed unanimously.


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Davenport, 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