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.