WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (7/24/13) - The Dixon City Commission met in a special called session on Friday to address two pressing issues. One being the appointment of a new commissioner to replace John Ramsey who resigned earlier this month, and the other was to award a road bid for the city’s paving needs.
Mayor Linda Frederick presented the commission with a letter from Dixon resident Dona G. Keller, expressing her interest in the vacated commission seat.
According to the letter, Keller has lived in Dixon for eight years and is the owner/operator of Tru U Salon. She has also provided free haircuts to Webster County kids at the “Back to School Ready Fest” and is the assistant pastor at Victory Worship Center in Dixon.
The commissioners and mayor Frederick voted unanimously to appoint Keller to the vacant seat.
Unlike the city council governments in cities such as Providence, Clay and Sebree, under the commission form of government used in Dixon and Slaughters, the mayor acts as a voting member of the commission with only limited responsibilities and authority as mayor, such as presiding at commission meetings and executing contracts. The mayor and the four commissioners comprise the city commission, and all share legislative, executive, and administrative authority.
In the council form, the mayor’s principle function as chief executive and administrative officer of the city is to oversee the management of the city’s daily affairs.
In other business, the commission opened bids for road work on three streets in Dixon.
The Rogers Group had the only submitted bid, offering to take care of the city’s paving work for $78.59 per ton. The total estimate came to $38,752, for paving North Stegal ($10,217), College Street ($15,720), Woodland Acres ($15,720) and doing one 20’’X20’’ patch ($630). That amount would go up or down depending on the actual amount of asphalt used.
Other Items Discussed
•Ordinance proposed by the Kentucky League of Cities that would set regulations on prayer at commission meetings.
•Park board will continue to require $250 fee to use park, despite protest from WCHS Cross Country.
J-E News Editor
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