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City Council meeting, Monday, November 5, 2012 report

In last night's brief City Council meeting
  • Auditor gives 2010/11 audit, reasons for long delay
  • Little League requests $1,000; vote awaits financial statement
  • First readings for property maintenance code, utilities merger
  • Rhonda Loy gives report on Hurricane Sandy Relief effort
  • Mayor, Councillors praise projects bringing people and business to Downtown

By Ed Waggener

The Columbia City Council met in regular session Monday, November 5, 2012, with Mayor Mark D. Harris presiding and all six Councillors present. Minutes of the October regular meeting and then the special called meeting were approved unanimously.

Little League presents request for $1,000; vote awaits financial statement

There were no citizen's comments however, one person, Mr. David Holmes, Little League football program representative, came before the Council to ask for a donation of $1,000, as the Council has done in the past. He was reminded by City Clerk Sonya Roy to present his financial statement as is the policy of the Council. Holmes said he would deliver it within two weeks.

Mayor Harris said it would then be immediately sent to the Council members for review so that a vote can be taken at the December meeting.

Auditor says budget for 2010/2011 delayed by Jim Blair Center, utilities merger

Mr. John Taylor presented the budget for fiscal year 2010/2011 with explanations of why it was delayed. He mentioned the Jim Blair project and transfer of the water utility as reasons for the report being so late.

First readings given to property maintenance code, gas meter deposits interest rate change

Two ordinances had first readings with no action needed at this meeting: the property maintenance code enforcement ordinance, and the ordinance amending the interest rate applied to gas meter deposits.

Assistant City Clerk Rhonda Loy reports on Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Mayor Harris asked Rhonda Loy to share details of the disaster relief effort underway by the City of Columbia. She said that having a family member in Connecticut gave her a link to items most needed. The public is welcome to bring non-perishable food items, blankets, bottled water and monetary donations to the office through this week. The phone number to reach her for more details is 270-384-2501.

Mayor Councillors praise special projects which brought people to Downtown

Mayor Harris' and the Council members' individual announcements included praise for leaders of special projects that brought people and business to downtown Columbia over the past couple of weeks: Downtown Days, Treats on the Town, the first annual Prim Fair in the courthouse and Lindsey Wilson's Homecoming activities. The Adair County High School Band was also applauded for their recent accomplishment.

Everyone was encouraged to get out and vote on November 6, 2012.

End of report, November 5, 2012 regular meeting

The Columbia City Council holds its regular monthly meetings
each first Monday at 6:00pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris.. Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Jim Hadley, Robert Flowers, Tony Grider, and June Parson. City Clerk Sonya Roy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent Kenneth Dulin. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe. City Events Planner Rhonda Loy.

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