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Cunningham Steps Down from City Council

cityhall1-300MADISONVILLE, KY (12/19/2011) – Long time Madisonville City Councilman, Dallas Cunningham, submitted his resignation from the council effective December 31st. According to Cunningham’s son, Mark Cunningham, he has served the City of Madisonville for over 50 years.  Cunningham started in the cemetery and moved to the fire department when a position came open.  He then served in the fire department for 37 years and retired.  He is serving his sixth term as city councilman from the first ward (11 years). 

Mark Cunningham read his dad’s resignation to the council in regular session.  The council reluctantly accepted his resignation.   

According to Madisonville Code of Ordinances Title I, Sec 30.14 (C):    If one or more vacancies on Council occur in a way that one or more members remain seated, the remaining members shall within thirty (30) days fill the vacancies one at  a time, giving each new appointee reasonable notice of his selection as will enable him to meet and act with the remaining members in making further appointments until all vacancies are filled. If vacancies occur in a way that all seats become vacant, the Governor shall appoint qualified persons to fill the vacancies sufficient to constitute a quorum.  Remaining vacancies shall be filled as provided in this section.Mark Cunningham

Following the regular City Council meeting, sons Mark and Roger Cunningham said that Dallas Cunningham was simply too ill to continue his duties on the council.  Cunningham is having to deal with multiple medical treatments each week.

In other business the Madisonville City Council approved a bid by Aladdin Electric for three emergency generators for three fire stations.  Aladdin bid $86,772.00.  $65,255 is grant money.

A bid of $249,441 by Consolidated Mechanical to install cat walks in the water filtration plan was rejected because it exceeded the budgeted allowance by over two times.  Other solutions will be sought.

The Audit Report was approved by the council.  Charlie Kington of Berry & Kington, PSC performed the audit.  This was reported earlier on SurfKY. 

Fire Chief Steve Stoltz reported that fire losses in the city were the second lowest in any month for the past three years.  Only $1,840 of fire losses were recorded for November.  $1,500 was the lowest loss for the month of March 2011 and $464,650 in August 2009 was the highest month for the past three years.

Police Chief Wade Williams reported information that has been previously reported on SurfKY News.  The MPD had exceeded its goal of 8% reduction in accidents in November by double (16%).

The efforts of both departments will save citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars in future insurance rates.

MFD 20 YR

Twenty year longevity pins were issued to Grayling Crowley and Todd Howard – MFD

Ryan Clark

Five year pin was awarded to Ryan Clark – MPD

Not Pictured: Tracy Logan of Engineering received a 10 year pin and Bonnie Clyde of Zoning received a 5 year pin.

Ron Sanders
SurfKY News

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