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Council meets, approves tax, annexation, building code amendment

City annexes Grider, Wilson properties; adopts .2503 tax rate, and approves amendment to building code ordinance to contract with inspector who will now be required to charge rates from a printed schedule; inspector contract is open to any qualified inspector

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council met at 11:00amCT this morning, Monday, September 8, 2008, in a special called meeting and approved four second readings of ordinances by a 4-0 vote:a

  1. An ordinance to annex property owned by Grider Commercial Rentals, .049 acres, at 1764 Campbellsville Road, to be zoned C-1 Highway Oriented Commercial.
  2. An ordinance to annex one lot at 100 Murray Lane, owned by Patrick and Lyda Wilson, to be zoned R-1A Single Family Residential
  3. An ordinance adopting a .2503/$100 of assessment tax rate for the year of 2008.
  4. An ordinance ameding the City's building inspector code. The amendment says that the inspector will hold a contract with the city and that the city will approve the fee schedule charged.
The current inspector is Bluegrass Inspection Services, owned by Carly Fudge. City Clerk Carolyn Edwards said that Mr. Fudge will be sent a letter stating the new terms and that he may present a schedule of charges for the city to approve or disapprove.

The contract is open to any qualified building inspector, she said.

Present at the meeting, at which Mayor Pat Bell presided, were City Clerk Carolyn Edwards, City Attorney Carolyn Edwards, City Police Chief Mark Harris, and Councillors Charles Grimsley, Joe Moore, June Parson, and Edwin Taylor, and one member of the media.

The Council adjourned at 11:10amCT, on a signal from Mayor Bell to Councillor Joe Moore. "I move we adjourn," he said, this time.

The Council's next regular meeting is Monday, October 3, 2008, at 6:00pmCT, in the Council meeting room, City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY 42728.

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