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Columbia City Council, 4 Dec. 2017 - REPORT
In action at the Monday, December 4, 2017 regular session
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By Ed Waggener
Major news from Monday night's Columbia City Council Meeting came during the Mayor's announcements after the regular business on the agenda had been taken care of.
Mayor Hardwick announced that City Attorney Marshall Loy, after having held the job through the administrations of several mayoral administrations over the past 20 years, will be stepping down at the end of 2017 and that he has asked new attorney Dustin Warren, who is establishing an office on the square in Columbia, if he would be interested in the job.
In his introduction he noted that Mr. Warren has family in the city, parents Dennis and Lisa Loy and step-brother Grant Loy.
He is a graduate of Adair County High School, a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in business and has his law degree from Samford University.
On the recommendation of City Attorney Loy, the Mayor asked the Council to vote on the new hire. On a motion by Dr. Ronald Rogers, with a second by Linda Waggener, the Council unanimously approved Dustin Warren to be Columbia City Attorney. He will start the job at the first meeting of the New Year, January 2, 2018.
In other matters the Council:
- Heard the 1st reading of Ordinance No. 2016-02 - An ordinance amending ordinance No. 2016-01 Known as the "Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance" which is an effort to prevent bars in the City of Columbia, andIn additional Mayor's announcements, he said he had asked Tiffany Kessler to attend the Retail Training Academy training in Atlanta, GA, representing the City, one of the three entities sharing the goal to train and recruit more retail business to Adair County. He said others going will be Mark Dykes for the EDA and Ellen Zornes for the Chamber of Commerce.
In the time allotted for Council announcements, each Council Member offered thanks and praise for the job City Attorney Marshall Loy has done over the years. Each also wished the citizens a Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Additional Council comments included:
- Council Member Craig Dean reported that he'd had a call about Glen Mary Drive having constant water running across it and residents are worried about ice as temperatures drop and would like that to be checked.The meeting was lightly attended. In addition to Mayor Curtis Hardwick, City Clerk Rhonda Loy acting as session recorder, City Attorney Marshall Loy, all members of the Council - Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Craig Lasley, Dr. Ronald Rogers, Pam Hoots, and Mark D. Loy, and Police Chief Jason Cross, and members of the media, Mary Ann Loy, chief advocate for sidewalks, was present.
COLUMBlA CITY COUNCIL holds its regular monthly meeting each first Monday at 6pmCT in City Hall, 116 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Curtis Hardwick. Councillors Craig Dean, Linda Waggener, Dr. Ron Rogers, Pam Hoots, Craig Lasley, and Mark Harris. City Clerk Rhonda Loy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Superintendent Ron Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent O'Shaughnesy Frazier. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe
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