Regular Month Meeting
Benton City Council October 17, 2016
The regular monthly meeting of the Benton City Council was called to order on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. by Councilman Tim King with the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer by Charles Edmonds.
Council Members Present: Rita Murray Charles Edmonds Sherra Riley Tim King Chris Freeland Butch Holland
Other Staff Present: Zach Brien, City Attorney Michele Edwards, City Clerk Bethany Cooper, City Treasurer Tracy Watwood, Police Chief Kelly Collins, Gas Manager Harry Green, Fire Chief
In the absence of Mayor Dotson, a motion was made by Chris Freeland, seconded by Rita Murray to appoint Tim King to preside over meeting. All agreed. Motion carried.
Becky Cornwell with Marshall County Needline was present to discuss the Tater Day license fees. King suggested she come back when Mayor Dotson is present.
City Attorney Brien read the second reading of an ordinance amending sections 51.35(A)(1) and 51.35(A)(4) of the City of Benton’s Code of Ordinances to provide for a change in the minimum monthly charges and full cost basis per each 1,000 cubic feet for gas service.
A motion was made by Edmonds, seconded by Holland to approve. All agreed. Motion carried.
City Attorney Brien read the second reading of an ordinance changing the name of Armory Drive to Richard Lewis Way. A motion was made by Murray, seconded by Freeland to approve. All agreed. Motion carried.
City Attorney Brien read the first reading of an ordinance correcting a typographical error from ordinance number 08-09-05 regarding the minimum rate for water charges.
City Attorney Brien read the first reading of an ordinance allowing the Mayor to set the cut-off limit for water and sewer service.
City Attorney Brien read a resolution allowing Mayor Dotson to submit an application through Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for loan assistance to provide upgrades to the sanitary sewer system in Benton.
A motion was made by Holland, seconded by Riley to approve. All agreed. Motion carried.
Police Chief Watwood presented the police report for September.
There were 18 cases, 29 accidents, 74 citations of which 22 were for speeding and 624 calls to service.
Watwood also suggested the Council set a Halloween curfew.
A motion was made by Murray, seconded by Edmonds to set a 10:00 P.M. curfew for October 31, 2016.
A motion was made by Edmonds, seconded by Freeland to approve payroll and invoices. All agreed. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Holland, seconded by Murray to approve the regular minutes of September 19, 2016. All agreed. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Council, meeting adjourned at 5:43 P.M.