The results are in!

Stamping Ground’s Mysterious Mansion 2014

The results are in! The winners in our house-decorating contest are:

“The Big Scare” award goes to Hannah Covington and Sean Perry at 3521 Main St.

“Judge’s Favorite” award goes to Johnny and Kathy Darnell at 3236 Main St.

“Most Creative” in the Business-decorating goes to Amy Stewart “The Cake Lady”.

Each winner receives a $50.00 gift card.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this event! The entries were spectacular and made the judging difficult. You and your community spirit are very much appreciated by the City of Stamping Ground!
Also, a big thank you to our judges, who had to make some difficult choices.
Don’t forget that the City of Stamping Ground will also have a Christmas House-Decorating contest too!
For more information, look for flyers and signs around the city after Thanksgiving. We will also post the information here on the website.

House Decorating Contest 2014

House Decorating Contest 2014

It’s Frightfully Fun!
Enter your home or business in the Second Annual “Mysterious Mansion” house decorating contest. There’s two categories this year for homes with one winner in each category. “The Big Scare” and “Judge’s Favorite”. The Business decorating category is “Most Creative”. Deadline for entry is Oct. 29, 4:30pm. ( try to enter earlier, so the community can enjoy your display).

For more info click here

Entry forms at City Hall.
Call Kelly Ritchie, City Clerk, at 502-535-6114 or Kayla Jones, at 859-230-8254

March 4, 2014

Stamping Ground City Commission
Regular Meeting
March 4, 2014

 

The Stamping Ground City Commission held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Stamping Ground City Hall.  Those in attendance were Mayor Billy Swartz, Commissioners Jacky Hobbs, Christa Darnell, Nathan Ritchie and Kayla Jones.  Police Chief Stephen Morris and Fire Chief Billy McIntosh.  City Attorney Joe Hoffman and City Clerk Janice Hockensmith.

Mayor Swartz called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Nathan Ritchie led in a word of prayer.

Old Business:  Dale Perry presented Funding Request for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Motion to approve the Easter Egg Hunt Funding Request in the amount of $931.71 made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Nathan Ritchie.  Motion carried.

 Motion to waive fee for use of Pavilion on April 19, 2014, made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried.

Discussion of Railroad Street repairs.  Mayor Swartz advised they are waiting on the weather to break.  Advised we still need a signed agreement with property owner before work starts.  Mayor is to send the name and address to Attorney Hoffman.

Attorney Hoffman advised he had met with Surveyor Tim Thompson to prepare documents on the Industrial Park.  Mr. Thompson gave a quote of $2,000.00.

Motion to approve bid NTE $2,500.00 for surveying the Industrial Park made by Kayla Jones. Second by Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.

Attorney Hoffman gave the first reading of Ordinance Exemption of License Required for Occasional Non-Profit Sales of Goods, Activities or Services.

After further discussion, it was decided the above Ordinance will be rewritten and this Ordinance will not have a Second Reading.

Discussion of KLC Safety Grant.  Advised as to the amounts approved by KLC, the City will receive a reimbursement check in the amount of $752.00.  The grant covered 50% of the playground mulch, spreading the mulch and the playground mats.  Also, 50% of the high visibility vests for the Police Department.

Discussion of AT&T Modification on the water tower.  There are two changes in the works at this time.  The information was sent to GMWSS as owners of the water tower.  Information has also been sent to Jeb Warner for review to be sure the changes will not interfere with their equipment.

Motion to allow Mayor Swartz to sign the AT&T Modification agreement subject to approval by GMWSS and Jeb Warner made by Kayla Jones.  Second by Nathan Ritchie.  Motion carried.

Discussion of second AT&T Modification request to change contents in current building.  This modification has been approved by GMWSS and Jeb Warner.

Motion to allow AT&T Remodification of the contents of the building at the water tower made by Nathan Ritchie.  Second by Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.

Discussion of advertising the mowing contract or contacting Roy Ferguson to request bid.
Commissioner Jones presented information regarding Training Incentives.  KLC offers City Official Training and the incentives could encourage new Commissioners to attend.  Attorney Hoffman advised that a law was passed in 2011 allowing Cities to enact an Ordinance to provide training incentives.  Attorney Hoffman advised he could prepare an Ordinance for first reading at the next meeting.

Discussion of delinquent Property Taxes.  Attorney Hoffman advised about options for collecting delinquent property taxes.

Motion to have Attorney Hoffman and Janice file liens on the 2013 delinquent property taxes made by Nathan Ritchie.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Kayla Jones voted no.  Motion carried.

Motion to have Attorney Hoffman send a letter to property owners with multiple year delinquencies made by Kayla Jones.  Second by Jacky Hobbs.  Motion carried.

Police Department:  Discussion that F150 needs to have new tires.

Motion to approve Tire Discounters price of $605.00 to purchase four new tires for the F150 made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Nathan Ritchie.  Motion carried.

Discussion of purchasing body armor for the four officers. This expenditure was approved last fiscal year but due to availability the order was not placed.

Motion to approve purchase of body armor NTE $2,500.00 made by Kayla Jones.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried.

Discussion of lobby furniture for the new Police Department.  Tabled until next month, prices will be brought to next meeting.

Setting a date for the Open House was tabled until weather improves.

Chief Morris asked about implementing a Leash Law as there had been an issue with dog killing a cat.  Discussion of current Ordinance already requires dog be restrained when off owner’s property.  Discussion of how to enforce violations, Ordinance provides for a fine.

Commissioner Jones advised Chief Morris has prepared a SOP. Attorney Hoffman is going to review and bring back for Commission adoption.

Discussion of implementing a Policy on Officers Leaving the City Limits.  Commissioner Jones advised that coverage for March was 33%.  She would like to encourage officers remain in the City unless on a duty call.  Issue tabled until more information is gathered.

Fire Department:  Chief McIntosh ask for Commission approval to apply for a Grant through National Volunteer Fire Council and Globe.

Motion to allow Fire Department apply for a Grant through National Volunteer Fire Council and Globe made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried. 

Streets:  Commissioner Ritchie advised that there are potholes at Commonwealth Drive.  There is also a damaged culvert on Burch Street.  Apron at Wright Street coming into Calvert is messed up.  Waiting on warm weather for blacktop plants to open.  Commissioner Ritchie advised there is a pipe sticking out of sidewalk in front of the Dollar Store that he is going to remove.

Economic Development: Nothing at this time.

Finance and Administration:  Nothing at this time.

Public Works:  Mayor Swartz advised trash can at park needs to be replaced.

Commissioner Jones addressed the fact that one of our Police Officers had made purchases through his own company for the Police Department. She inquired as to whether this is a conflict.  Attorney Hoffman advised the City should not purchase items from an employee.

Motion to approve February 6, 2014 made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jacky Hobbs.  Motion carried.

Motion to approve February Financials made by Kayla Jones.  Second by Nathan Ritchie.  Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Nathan Ritchie.  Motion carried.

Next meeting is April 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

February 6, 2014

Stamping Ground City Commission
Special Meeting
February 6, 2014

 

The Stamping Ground City Commission held a special meeting on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Stamping Ground City Hall.  Those in attendance were Mayor Billy Swartz, Commissioners Jacky Hobbs and Christa Darnell.  Commissioners Nathan Ritchie and Kayla Jones were absent.  Police Chief Stephen Morris and Fire Chief Billy McIntosh.  City Attorney Joe Hoffman and City Clerk Janice Hockensmith.
Mayor Swartz called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Jackie Hobbs led in a word of prayer.

 

Old Business:  Approval of the 2013 Audit Report.

 

Motion to approve the 2013 Audit made by Jackie Hobbs.  Second by Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.
 
Discussion of the Department of Defense 1033 Agreement between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Stamping Ground Police Department. Discussion of fact no vehicles were to be purchased under this program.  City Attorney Joe Hoffman advised he thought the agreement was fine.

 

Motion to allow Mayor Swartz to sign the Department of Defense 1033 Program Agreement made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried. 
 
New Business:  Janice advised that the Annual Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statements were in each packet and needed to be completed and turned in.
Discussion of Local Government Premium Tax Rates.  Attorney Hoffman advised the City had received a letter from the Public Protection Cabinet wanting to know if the City wants to leave the Insurance Premium Tax Rate at the same rate of 6%.  Commission agreed to leave the rate at 6%.
Presentation of quote from Scott County Road Department for installing a new parking lot for the Police Department.  Mayor advised the quote was for $1,500.00 for the blacktop portion of the project.

 

Motion to accept quote from the Scott County Road Department to install a new parking lot for Police Department Not to Exceed $2,000.00 made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried.
 
Police Department:  Chief Morris is working on Policies and Procedures.  They are still organizing the new Department.
 
Fire Department:  Chief McIntosh advised there have been a few calls, not bad for the weather conditions.  Firemen have been manning the station at night.
Mayor Swartz expressed thanks for donation made to the Fire Department in honor of Ledford and Lottie McIntosh.
 
Motion to accept and express appreciation for the donation made to the Fire Department in honor of Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried.
 
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Streets:  Question about salting the road at the end of the Trailer Park.  Mayor Swartz advised that the City could not clean or salt roads that are private property.

 

Economic Development:  Nothing at this time.

 

Finance and Administration:  Nothing at this time.

 

Public Works:  Nothing at this time.

 

 

Motion to approve minutes from January 7, 2014 made by Jackie Hobbs.  Second by Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.
 
Motion to approve the January Financials made by Christa Darnell.  Second by Jackie Hobbs.
 
Kaye McIntosh advised that some citizens want to put on a 40th Remembrance of the Tornado.  She advised it will not be a fund raising event.  They are planning to hold it on April 12th.  There was discussion about vendors needing to have a business license.  Attorney Hoffman stated he will review the Ordinance to see if it needs to be amended.  He advised that it takes two readings to amend and Ordinance and all the Commission can really tell her is that they will make every effort to work it out.
Dale Perry presented a Funding Request for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Request was tabled until the next meeting as request was not on Agenda for this special meeting.

 

Motion to go into Executive Session per KRS 61.810 Section 1, Subsection B – Deliberations on the future sale of real property made by Jackie Hobbs.  Second by Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.
 
Motion to come out of Executive Session made by Jackie Hobbs.  Second by Christa Darnell.
Motion that the City agree to sale 6.154 acres known as Tract II in the City Industrial Park to Commonwealth Tool and Machinery for the sum of $30,000.00 on the condition that the property is properly annexed into the City.  And further that the Mayor be authorized to sign on behalf of the City the deed and other closing documentation for such sale made by Christa Darnell. Second by Jackie Hobbs.  Motion carried.
 
Motion to adjourn made by Jackie Hobbs.  Second Christa Darnell.  Motion carried.
Next meeting is March 4, 2014.

2013-2014 Budget

**ORDINANCE NO. 2013-005
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF STAMPING GROUND, KY
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS
FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT
WHEREAS,  an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the City Commission; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission has reviewed such budget proposal and made necessary modifications;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF STAMPING GROUND:
SECTION 1:
That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014
 is hereby adopted as follows:
 
PUBLIC
ECONOMIC
CITY
BUFFALO
GENERAL
STREET
 
WORKS/
DEV.
BUILDING
SPRINGS
FUND
FUND
 
SANITATION
FUND
FUND
PROJECT
RESOURCES   AVAILABLE:
FUND
 Fund Balance Carried Forward
51370.
20615.
  0.00
903.
16.
200.
CD ‘s carried Over   from previous yr
196843.
 
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
  Grants                                  Grants                                                                          
  Property Taxes
57000.
  Licenses & Permits
88300.
  Intergovernmental Revenues
143515.
13500.
300.
  CD Cashed
  Charges for Services-GarbageFees
 45000.
.
  Other
4300.
700.
TOTAL ESTIMATED   REVENUES:
293115.
13500.
45000.
300.
0.
700.
 
 
TOTAL RESOURCES   AVAILABLE
 FOR APPROPRIATION:
541328.
34115.
45000.
1203.
16
900.
APPROPRIATIONS:
  General Government
123570.
  Police
96422.
  Fire
71810.
  Streets
33000.
  Economic Development
1500
  Parks & Recreation
.
4000.
  Public Works/Sanitation
45000.
 Capital Expenditures
3000.
TOTAL   APPROPRIATIONS:
291802.
33000.
45000.
1500.
3000.
4000.
EXCESS OF   RESOURCES  OVER/(UNDER) APPROP:
249526.
      1115.
00.
 (297.)
(2984.)
(3100)
 
TRANSFERS IN (+)
0
0
00.
300.
3000.
3100.
TRANSFERS OUT (-)
(6400.)
0
0
0
0
ESTIMATED FUND   BALANCES
END OF FISCAL YEAR:
INCLUDING CDs
243,126.
1115.
0.00
3.
16.
00.
 
SECTION 2:
     That this ordinance shall be of effect on July 1, 2013

Roads – Use Caution

The snow just keeps coming!!

We hope everyone will slow down and use extra caution as the roads are slick.

A Big Thank You goes out to all the Road Crews that are out working in the cold, day and night to keep the roads as clear as possible.

Also, a Thank You to all Emergency Personnel for their service during this blast of winter weather.

News

We are pleased to announce that the Stamping Ground Police Department has been relocated to a new office.  The Police Department is now located directly under City Hall at 3374 Main Street.  The phone number remains

(502) 535-6223.

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City Commission meeting on March 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

City Commission meeting on February 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

City Commission meeting on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

City Commission meeting on December 5th at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.