In June 16 IssueBy Kim GrahamTimes Journal Reporter
At their regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday, the Russell Springs City Council addressed routine business matters.
The council heard the second reading of Text Amendment 2011-04 Russell Springs Zoning regulation relating to mobile home parks, travel trailer campgrounds, mobile homes, and travel trailers adding an exemption for mobile homes or qualified manufactured homes that are used strictly for commercial purposes.
Text regarding commercial mobile homes was removed from the original text amendment. No other modifications were made.
A public hearing was held April 28, 2011 regarding Text Amendment 2011-04.
After brief discussion among the council, Text Amendment 2011-04 was unanimously accepted.
"I also have a resolution from the state highway folks for municipal road aid," said Russell Springs Mayor Hollis DeHart. "This is a resolution basically accepting the money from the state and this next (fiscal) year we get $29,084."
He said the amount is up about $5,000 from last year and the money may be used for any municipal road project including sidewalks, paving or patching roadways.
Municipal Road Aid Resolution 2011-03 was accepted unanimously by the council.
The council heard the first reading of Ordinance 11-05 Updating Pay/Classification Plan.
"This year (the city) is a giving cost of living (salary) increase which is 1.5 percent," Mayor DeHart said. "Three or four of (city staff), when they got that 1.5 percent, it pushed them from one classification to another so we have to make room for that in our pay schedule."
Budget Ordinance 11-05 for Fiscal Year 2011-12 and Amended Budget Ordinance 11-07 were both read for the first time at the meeting.
The council voted unanimously to name the stage at Friends Park the Billy Grider Stage.