Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad
Posted on 2/2/14

paducah city commission 300PADUCAH, Ky. (5/8/13) – The following are the highlights of Paducah City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
 
Paducah Fire Chief Steve Kyle presented the Commission with a proposal to recover the costs that the Fire Department spends when it responds to the following specific incidents: vehicle fires, motor vehicle collisions with extrication, and unpermitted burning events. This user-fee would include city and non-city residents. Chief Kyle estimates that the City could recover approximately $20,000 per year. Chief Kyle says, “It’s an increasing trend around the country for fire departments to recover some of the costs for the services provided.” The process would involve a vendor service that would pass along the user-fee to insurance companies involved in the vehicle fires or extrication incidents and to the property owner in the unpermitted burning events. Chief Kyle adds that the Concord and Reidland-Farley Fire Departments charge the insurance companies of residents when they respond to particular incidents. City Manager Jeff Pederson says, “This is the instance of a director looking at revenue opportunities to bring money into the tight budget.” The Mayor and Commissioners asked Chief Kyle to draft an ordinance and to provide information from other cities that are involved in cost recovery for their fire departments.
 
Main Street/Paducah Renaissance Alliance (PRA) Executive Director Lisa Thompson briefed the Mayor and Commissioners on a draft ordinance creating the Roof Stabilization Assistance Program. The program’s purpose is to address the large number of buildings in the Renaissance District that have deteriorating roofs. The main goal is to save the buildings. Thompson says, “One of the things you want to do first and foremost in any home or building is to keep the water out.” PRA looked at Rocky Mount, North Carolina’s roof stabilization program as an initial guideline. By providing incentives or assistance to property owners to repair their roofs to a standard that would lead to a ten year warranty, the City will help limit the further deterioration of the buildings. In order to be considered deficient, the building or unit must need a minimum of $50,000 worth of improvements. In the draft ordinance, the City would reimburse 1/3 of the total cost of the roof repair not to exceed $50,000 but at a minimum of $16,666. Thompson says, “The goal is to target these large properties where the property owner is having a hard time putting together the funds.” Funding for the program would initially come from the leftover façade loan funds currently held by Columbia Club, Inc. The Mayor and Commissioners had questions including the application criteria and process, the type of loan (forgivable or revolving), and the future use of the structure. Thompson will address these questions and concerns and provide an updated draft of the ordinance.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
1 DOW 17,191.37
-195.84 (-1.13%)    
2 S&P 2,002.16
-27.39 (-1.35%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,637.99
-43.50 (-0.93%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 9474

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7454

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 7015

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 28, 2015 6706

BREAKING NEWS: Several Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 6628

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 5909

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 5865

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 5657

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20893

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20722

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 28, 2015 6706

BREAKING NEWS: Several Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 3658

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 3261

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight, Hopkins Circuit Clerk
January 28, 2015 2185

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 27, 2015 1611

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 28, 2015 1416

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1225

Power of a Positive Attitude

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1194

NHRA North Central Division Names Dallas Jones…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Telia Butler
January 27, 2015 1178

Whitfield Works to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 27, 2015 1167

Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Many

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 934

Practice Weather-Related Pet Safety

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 675

Breakthroughs for Circuit Clerks' Organ Donation…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight