In Nov. 18 Issue
In order to simplify the purchasing process, Russell Springs
City Council voted unanimously to accept Ordinance 2010-08 after hearing its
second reading at their regularly scheduled meeting.
“Basically what this does, is it permits you to buy a ream
of paper without having to take bids on it…You may not be able to get three
quotes on something and it’s perfectly legal,” said Mayor Hollis DeHart.
Once implemented, the ordinance allows purchases under
$3,000 following state bids for small purchases without obtaining responses
from three vendors.
Mayor DeHart reported a government entity’s interest in
renting the old Russell Springs Police Department for office space at a rate of
$500 per month.
Council members voted unanimously in favor of renting the
In observance of Veterans Day, Mayor DeHart recognized the
commitment and sacrifice of veterans.
“Today is Veterans Day,” DeHart said. “I was fortunate in my
time I served that I didn’t have to fight but we have lost millions of men and
women and we owe them our thanks and our deep respect and admiration.”
In other business:•
Councilman Ray Barrett shared citizens concerns
about Trunk or Treat being too commercialized. He suggested separating vendors
from Trunk or Treat so that kids and families can better navigate the event.
Mayor DeHart mentioned this is the first year Trunk or Treat has been held
during a festival. He agreed that the issue needs further attention by the
Downtown Revitalization Committee when planning for next year.
• No cleanup fee will be charged to horseback
riders in the Russell Springs Christmas Parade. Mayor DeHart said that Larry
Holt has volunteered staff to follow the horses and clean the streets of manure
during the parade.