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Madisonville City Council Makes Approvals

citycouncilmeeting goldMADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/6/14) — The Madisonville City Council held a special called meeting Wednesday, March 5 at the City Council Chambers.

The city of Madisonville adopted the Workplace Harassment and Violence Policy that became effective immediately after the passage reading.

The policy promotes a safe environment for employees and visiting public to maintain an environment free from violence, harassment, intimidation and other disruptive behaviors.

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An approved request was made to give Mayor Jackson permission to sign all documents, contracts, or agreements that will facilitate the design, building and completion of the Festus Clayborn Spray Ground Project.

“This is a neat project for the city,” said Bill Jackson. “We received three proposals with a wide range. Low range of $285,000 to high range of $465,000. What we are asking for is for the mayor to give permission to sign contract documents. We are working out the schedule with the contractors. We are hoping to get this done by summer season.”

President of Baptist Health Madisonville Michael Baumgarter presented the city with a $10,000 check to go towards the Festus Clayborn Spray Ground Project.

“A lot of people think of Baptist Health as four walls of a hospital,” Michael Baumgarter. “We are reaching out beyond those four walls of the hospital to help our community and one way to do that is by keeping our youth active and the spray park is a great way to do that. It is our pleasure to present this $10,000 to the spray park to help our youth on their path to better health.”

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The WWC Department was approved to advertise for bids for the 2014 pipe bursting project and the pest control services were approved to advertise for bids.

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The award bid for a NON-CDL side loader truck from Alliance Refuse Trucks was approved for $43,000, which includes the shipping costs.

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The council approved the authorization of the mayor to make applications to enter into the agreement with the Kentucky office of Highway Safety for funding under the 2015 Law Enforcement Overtime Project. The council also approved authorizing the mayor to enter the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice for funding under the 2015 DOJ Assistance Grant.

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The Hopkins County Tourist and Convention Commission were approved to host the 7th Annual Madisonville Open Disc Golf Tournament that will be held at the Madisonville City Park on May 16-18.

“This is a very well-known event,” said parks superintendent Chris Taylor. “This will be our fourth consecutive professional tournament. Over the last few years we have hosted this event for some of the top players of the world. A couple years ago we actually had the No. 1 player in the world play here and won the tournament. We even had a couple guys from France last year come play.”

The city also approved the 4th-Fest committee to host the 4th Annual Madisonville 4th-Fest events that will be held at the Madisonville City Park from July 1, 3, 4 and 5.

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In other news, Mayor Jackson proclaimed March 8 as Girl Scout Alumnae Celebration Day in the city of Madisonville.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News

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