WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (12/19/12) - Last month, after being held up by AT&T, Providence City Council members voted to pursue the matter through a letter written by City Attorney Richard Peyton.
The move must have worked. All issues with AT&T have been resolved, and all information that’s needed to obtain Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) certification for its it’s enhanced 9-1-1 emergency system has been submitted.
Certification will save the city approximately $30,000 a month, but it will have to wait until the board that approves certification meets next in February.
New council members Keith Farrell and Doug Hammers were sworn in. They will official take their spots on the council in January.
Greg Shoulders, program director with Government Services LLC and a Providence native was at Monday night’s council meeting to review the city’s tax collection.
When the fiscal year started the city was owed close to $180,000 in back taxes. That number is now down to around $110,000.
City Clerk Kay Travis said, “After the tax sales are complete we will move to the next step.”
There was no clarification on what the next step would be.
Council members okayed the Second Reading of an Ordinance governing the use of Providence’s new walking trail. The trail will begin at Westerfield Park and eventually end near Timewell on Donan Drive.
According to the ordinance the trail may not be used for motorized vehicles with the exception of “scooters” or wheelchairs used by mobility challenged individuals. All traffic must also keep to the right. A first offence violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine up to $100. A second or greater offence will be passed on to the District Court.
J-E News Editor
Copyright 2013 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
|< Prev||Next >|