Kenton City Council wasted little time getting down to business during their fourth regular session of the year Monday night.
After Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser made good on his earlier promise to introduce his department’s newest hire, lifelong Kenton resident Officer Robert Shemeth, Kenton City Council quickly met their only item of old business, an ordinance relating to a city wellhead-protection plan, with unanimous approval.
Two items of new business were introduced in the roughly-35 minutes between gavels at council chambers Monday night: Ordinance Number 21-002, calling for the annual revision to existing legislation; and Ordinance Number 21-003, which provides for additional appropriations and fund transfers for the City of Kenton in 2021. Ordinance Num ber 21-002 was tabled for a second reading in two weeks, while the three-read rule was suspended on Ordinance Number 21-003 before its unanimous passage.
Other topics broached at Monday night’s meeting included the recommendation of the finance committee to draft legislation officially calling for increases in water and sewage rates, the upcoming relocation of Assistant Law Director Jason Miller to his family’s home in Chillicothe, and Mayor Lynn Webb’s pleas for patience among residents regarding the city’s snow-removal process.
Kenton City Council is next scheduled to meet in council chambers and over Zoom Monday, March 8, beginning at seven p.m.