citycouncilmeeting goldMADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/8/14) — The Madisonville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, April 7 at the City Council Chambers.

During its meeting prior to the city council meeting, the Parks and Recreation Council Committee agreed the Soapbox Derby should be moved to Baldwin Street.

“At this time the city cannot make any financial arrangements with this, “ said Raymond Marion. “The city has allowed to have any paving that is necessary for the street as long as there is approval from the street department. It has to meet city standards.”

A second reading of an ordinance amending the general zoning ordinance known as chapter 156 to the Code of Ordinances City of Madisonville was approved by the council to change the zoning classification of two tracts of land located at 110 Quinten Drive and the adjacent lot to the west of 110 Quinten Drive, from low density residential to general commercial.

The award bid for contractual pest control services from Nick’s Pest Control Services was approved by the council for $1,381 quarterly and the award bid for the pipe bursting project from Latham Backhoe & Dozier Service was approved for $165,520, which includes total cost of footage and taps.

First readings of ordinance’s amending chapter 152 of the City of Madisonville Code of Ordinances relating to the Housing and Unsafe Building Code and chapter 31.45 of the City of Madisonville Code of Ordinances relating to Committees of the Council were read by City Clerk Leslie Curneal.

The council decided to approach the amending chapter 95.03 relating to the sale of food in the parks at later date.

The council approved a request to rescind the previous contract award of Nov. 4, 2013 to WHF, Inc.

The council approved a request from the Sanitation Department to declare two 2009 Mack garbage trucks as surplus and approved for the trucks to be put on The council also approved a list of miscellaneous equipment from the Utility Office as surplus.

The request to purchase Uninterruptable Power Supply from CDW-G was approved in the amount of $15,343.16 for the new dispatch center. The council also approved a circuit breaker from Rexel in the amount of $383.49 also for the new dispatch center.

“Our dispatch center is moving along and this will be our last big purchase,” said Chief Wade Williams. “We are pretty much done on our side. We are waiting on the electrical to be done. I'll say we should be up and running in the new dispatch by the beginning of May.”

In other news, Mayor David Jackson proclaimed April 6 as Kentucky Tartan Day.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter

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