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Council passes old city hall to fire department
In April 15 Issue
By Derek Aaron
Times Journal Reporter

With no one in opposition, the Russell Springs City Council voted to give the city's former municipal building to the Russell Springs Volunteer Fire Department at last week's regular monthly meeting of the council.

The facilities will most likely be used for meetings, fire equipment storage and additional training areas, according to Fire Chief H.M. Bottom.

Councilman Timmy Hudson said he felt the fire department deserved to have the building for all they voluntarily do for the community and the other council members agreed and voted on the issue.

In other happenings at the meeting:

Council members unanimously accepted a municipal road aid resolution which will give the city approximately $27,000 from the state in road aid funding.

Several of the city leaders then discussed some of the city streets that need repairs first.

There was also mention of requiring contractors to repair roads that have been dug up in order to bury natural gas lines but there was no vote on the matter.

Barrett said he has been approached by several people in the city about the possibility of the city accepting debit and credit cards from customers when they come in to pay their bills.

"I just want whatever is most convenient for the people," Barrett said.

There was no vote on the issue but the council agreed that implementing this type of payment system could help customers who mainly use these forms of payment.

He said City Clerk Wendy Burton would look into the cost of installing such a service and how many city customers might use the service if available and get back with the council on her findings at May's regular monthly meeting.

The council heard and accepted the second reading of an ordinance that creates a Code Enforcement Board.

Councilman Ray Barrett announced that Mayor Hollis DeHart has appointed Troy Harris, Kenvie Reese and Janice Blair to the newly established board.

All three of the Russell Springs residents will serve a three-year term.

Mayor DeHart was absent from the meeting and Mayor Pro-tem Ray Barrett filled in for DeHart.

Barrett said DeHart would be back in his office "as soon as possible."

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