Park City Commissioners reviewed the city’s 2018-19 audit report with its auditors during a special-called meeting on Jan. 30.

The city received a clean audit report with no findings listed, said Mayor Larry Poteet.

City commissioners also approved on second reading an ordinance that calls for the elimination of a primary election for non-partisan candidates.

The ordinance follows guidelines set forth by state law.

“All candidates for elected city offices shall file their nomination papers with the County Clerk of the county not earlier than the first Wednesday after the first Monday in November of the year preceding the year in which the office will appear on the ballot and not later than the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June before the day fixed by Kentucky Revised Statute Chapter 118 for holding a regular election for the office,” the ordinance said.

The ordinance also states that nomination papers are to be filed no later than 4 p.m. when filed on the last day allowed for filing for office.

City commissioners also adopted a resolution calling for the exemption of fire dues for 6024 Mammoth Cave Road due to two structures existing at the address. The ordinance exempts one of the structures from fire dues, Poteet said.

Edmonton City Council awards paving bid

The Edmonton City Council awarded a bid to Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC for the paving of city streets during its Feb. 3 meeting.

Scotty’s was the only company to submit a bid for the city council’s consideration, said City Administrator Dawn Devore.

Some of the paving Scotty’s will be doing will be streets for which the city

The city received $79,215 in state discretionary funds to cover the cost to resurface four streets. Streets included in the project are: Baker Street, 0.25 miles; Sun Valley Circle, 0.22 miles; Miller Street, 0.37 miles; and Harris Street. 0.19 miles.

Also included in the property are the patching of some streets that were cut during water and sewer line repairs, Devore said.

The city council also awarded bids for the sale of surplus property and voted to award the bids to the highest bidders for 21 items. The city had intended to sell 26 items, but five items did not receive a bid. Several items received two to three bids and some just had one bid, Devore said.

The city council also heard various department head reports and Mayor Doug Smith presented employee service awards to the following: Fred Ray and Colby Romines, one year each with the city; James Reece and Brandon Groce, seven years each with the city.

There was also discussion about replacing flower pots around the public square and the possibility of adding a flower pot. The city council also discussed trash collection and a curfew for walking city street at night. City Attorney Sharon Howard will be looking into the curfew issue, Devore said.

Diane Blythe was present for the city council meeting and voiced concerns regarding code enforcement issues, including trash and mowing issues along her street, Devore said.

Park City Commission takes care of housekeeping itemsThe Park City Commission heard various city department reports during its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 3.

The city commission had no new or old business to discuss, said Mayor Larry Poteet.

An announcement was made at the meeting regarding the Seniors Luncheon, which was set for 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12 at the senior center, he said.

Tompkinsville to apply for disaster relief grant

Tompkinsville City Commissioners adopted a resolution during a special-called meeting on Feb. 7 authorizing Mayor Scotty Turner to apply for a disaster relief grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The grant, if awarded, will be used to help fund the replacement of a generator at the water plant, said interim City Clerk Sharon Walker.

Two items listed on the city commission’s agenda for discussion were tabled. Those items were a Teen Challenge roadblock and an ordinance regarding franchise bank deposit taxes.

City commissioners felt they needed more information about the Teen Challenge roadblock before they could approve it, and City Attorney Richard Jackson will be drafting an ordinance regarding the franchise bank deposit taxes for city commissioners to review before approving it, Walker said.

The city commission also met in closed session to discuss personnel issues. When the city commission resumed its open meeting, an announcement was made that no action had been taken, Walker said.

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