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February 6, 2018

Minutes of Regular Session

of the Board of Council

of the City of Russellville, Kentucky

held February 06, 2018





The Russellville City council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 06, 2018, at 5:00 pm, in City Hall. Mayor Mark Stratton presided over the meeting. City Council members present were Jimmy Davenport, Pat Bell, Sandra Kinser, Larry Wilcutt and Darlene Gooch, Jack Whipple was not in attendance.


Mayor asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the council meeting held January 16, 2018.


Kinser moved, seconded by Bell to approve the minutes of January 16th.


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


The Mayor had no appointments at this time. 


There were no Committee reports.


The Mayor did mention the new Dehumidification System installation at the Carpenter Center is running ahead of schedule and in hopes of the “pool” opening back up soon.


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


There was no old business.


Under new business, Anna Gentry from Duguid, Gentry & Associates, P.S.C. presented the City of Russellville year ended June 30, 2017, 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 Duguid, Gentry & Associates, appreciated the city and its employees working with them during the time in performing the audit.


The first reading of Ordinance 2018-01 the Rezoning of property owned by Jim Riley located at the New Bypass and Herndon Rd from R-3 Residential to B-2 Commercial sponsored by Sandra Kinser was read by City Attorney Neil Kerr.


The Mayor mentioned that the Annual Audit needed approval. 


Wilcutt moved, seconded by Bell, to accept the year end June 30, 2017 Annual Audit.  The motion passed with all present voting yes.


Under Other; the Mayor called on Coach Jae Allison who was in attendance of the City Council meeting. Coach Jae Allison is the founder of the non-profit organization “Giving Back Inc.”; Coach Allison is requesting the City of Russellville name the basketball court at Hampton Park “IceMan Court”. Tyrone Kennedy was known in the community by all age generations and had seven kids with two sons being on the City and County police departments. Coach Allison said he would like to reveal the court at the “August 8th Ceremony”.


The Mayor said between “Giving Back” and the City of Russellville would figure out the best way to handle the signage.


Bell moved, seconded by Gooch, to approve of the Hampton Park Basketball Court be named the “IceMan Court”. 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 Wilcutt, to leave regular session and go into executive session; the motion passed unanimously.


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


The Mayor mentioned the approval of an abnormal water usage that had been submitted to him from the Water Billing Dept. The bill was $1749.70 with an adjustment of $1325.43 the bill would be $424.27.


Kinser moved, seconded by Bell, the approval for the abnormal water usage adjustment. The motion passed with all present voting yes.


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









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City Clerk                                                                                 Mayor