The Kenton City Council met in regular fashion Monday evening at the City Building.
Two new city employees were introduced; Kaily Whitaker, the new Pool Manager, and Ryan Morgan, the new Recreation Director. Both expressed that they are looking forward to working with the city.
Council received one communication, a new liquor license application from Laura Wingfield, DBA Twirl. Wingfield is seeking a new D5 license. Council declined to take action on the request until further information could be obtained from either Wingfield or from Safety Service Director, Jim Hites, who was absent from the meeting. The council will act upon the license request at the next meeting in two weeks.
During old business, the council voted to bypass the three-reading rule and ultimately pass an ordinance to re-zone the Forest Court apartment complex. Council member David Beazley said that after first reading, there had been no public opposition, so there was little need for the legislation to move to third reading.
Under new business, council members also voted to bypass the three-reading rule and unanimously pass an ordinance allowing for appropriations for Police Maintenance of Equipment and Police New Equipment, among other items in the General Fund. Police Chief Dennis Musser spoke in support of acting on the legislation that evening, as the new uniforms for the officers are custom made and cannot be commissioned without a purchase order.
Also during the meeting, council heard from:
Downtown Revitalization: the Spring Cleanup for the Downtown will be held on Saturday, April 29th beginning at 9:00am.
MOP: will meet on Tuesday, April 18th at 8:00am in Council Chambers.
Cemetery: the Cemetery Board is looking for two seasonal employees.
BKP: the BKP Board will meet next Monday, April 17th at 6:00pm.
Parks & Recreation: the Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Tuesday, April 11th at 4:30pm at the 555 Building.
The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.