Louisa City Council has Special Meeting; for 2015…
No changes in the appointment of City Clerk, City Attorney, Police Chief or Fire Chief and that all will remain the same, mayor says…
Regular monthly meetings moved from the second Tuesday to the third Tuesday
LOUISA, Ky. — The Meeting was called to order by the New Mayor, Harold Slone.
Council member Gloria Johnson led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance and fellow council member Tom Parsons led in prayer.
The first thing on the agenda was comments from the Mayor. Slone started out welcoming everyone. He went on to state, “Sometimes change is not easy but change is necessary.”
Slone also explained that he had met with each of the council members, all department heads and most of the employees. He requested that, “Bear with me while I learn the city….We the City need to be more united. A Team of Teams. Together we should all be one.”
Mayor Slone stated that there would be no changes in the appointment of City Clerk, City Attorney, Police Chief or Fire Chief and that all will remain the same.
Next was a First reading of the Ordinance 2014-05 “Ordinance Establishing the budget for the Louisa Water and Sewer Department for June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.” There was some discussion clarifying that there were no raises or overtime budgeted in to this budget. Johnson was the one that asked about the raises and overtime. It was explained that the only raises that will be given is the those that are taking classes for new certifications and that there is no over time budgeted in at all. Tom Parson made a motion to accept it and Lisa Schaeffer second. A roll call of each member to vote was asked for by the Mayor. All voted yes with it passing unanimously.
Ladder truck. The next item was the first reading of Ordinance 2014-06, an Ordinance Approving a lease for Financing of a Project; providing for the payment and security of the lease; creating a Sinking Fund and Authorizing the execution of various documents related to such lease. This is to purchase the new ladder truck for the Fire Department. It was explained that the Kentucky League of Cities requires that there be an ordinance. Johnson made a motion to accept the ordinance and Ronald Cordle second. A roll call was asked for and all members voted yes.
The next item discussed was the Bid for Engine #3. Engine #3 was put up for bids but did not receive what was reserve price was. It was asked that the council sale the truck for what the highest bid was of $1875 if there was still an interest in it. There was a motion made by Johnson to accept the previous bid made and was second by Parsons. All were in favor.
The council discussed and set the new meeting time. The day was left on Tuesday at 7pm with it moving from the second Tuesday to the third Tuesday. This will not take affect until there is a reading of it and it is published. There will be no meeting on the regular time this month but a special meeting on the 20th at 7pm.
There was a motion by Johnson for the Council to go into executive session with Scheaffer seconding. Once they came back Mitch Castle made a motion to come out of session and was second by Cordle. Bud Adams explained that there was discussion on settling an issue with the Kentucky Division of Water. It was also explained that Adams will be making a proposal for settlement.
Johnson made a motion to adjourn with a second from Parsons.