citycouncilmeeting rustMADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/6/19) — Madisonville City Council approved ordinances Monday to annex an 8.44 acre plot of land at Oakwood Hills subdivision and to assign zoning classification of low-density residential.

Property owners Jerry and Tyra Markham previously submitted their written, notarized consent to annex the property, according to the ordinance. The city indicated the unincorporated property, known as Lot 5, is desirable for urban development without delay. It begins in the west right-of-way of Buffalo Trace, with the north line of the right-of-way abutting lot No. 3 of Oakwood Hills Subdivision, etc.

The council also approved a resolution for the city to purchase property at 140 Nisbett St. for $2,100 that Harold Peyton bought from the city Dec. 20. According to documentation, City Engineer Eric Hickman advised there is a drainage pipe that crosses the property and connects to a storm inlet that is not mapped. The engineer recommends there be a 15-inch drainage easement dedicated to the storm sewer to curb future flooding problems. The deed will be restricted to green space.

In other business, the city:

• Approved the mayor’s appointment of Charlie Franklin to serve four years on Madisonville Airport Board.

• Corey Elder, field representative for Rep. James Comer was recognized by Mayor Kevin Cotton for his work related to grant writing.

• Approved bids for lots at 164 Murray St. for $1,002, 118 Oakdale St. for $1,005 and 143 Oakdale for $1,005 to Candy Phillips, the sole bidder.

• Approved a request to enter an interlocal cooperative agreement to establish revenue sharing with Hopkins Fiscal Court to collect fees, occupational taxes, etc. Currently, the city collects 1.5 percent of all wages paid in the city limits in addition to 1.5 percent of net profits from businesses. The county collects .5 percent on wages and net profits.

• Approved Fire Chief John Dunning’s request to apply for a Patrick Rudd Project $14,000 grant with a match from the city for 1,400 feet of 5-inch hose to replace older fire hoses.

• Approved advertisement for bids to purchase rubber mold placement for new playground at Dr. Festus Claybon Park.

• The mayor proclaimed Madisonville as a Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame City via a request from Shawn Vanlue aimed to support and admire armed forces members and nominations of veterans each year to be honored. Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield jointly honored the proclamation during a Hopkins Fiscal Court meeting today.

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