Kenton City Council holds penultimate 2020 meeting

Written by on December 14, 2020

“Moving forward” seemed to be the theme of Monday night’s Kenton City Council meeting.

While only Council President Joel Althauser and Fourth Ward Councilman Ray Lawrence were physically present in council chambers, all seven voting members made quick work of several ordinances and resolutions on the agenda.

Ordinance 20-037, an amendment to ordinances relating to certain city employees’ pay ranges, was passed after its third reading, resolutions pertaining to the city’s agreement to work with OHM Advisors on a water transfer channel and downtown infrastructure improvements were passed after their second readings, and an ordinance providing for additional appropriations and fund transfers for 2020 was passed after its first reading.

Introduced at Monday night’s meeting was an amendment to an ordinance on appropriations for 2021 to account for a waterworks system engineering study regarding an issue along U.S. Route 68 South, as well as a resolution authorizing the agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission to begin a six-road resurfacing project in 2022.

Before the 45-minute meeting adjourned, congratulations were issued to Fire Chief Tim Clark on his upcoming retirement and from Auditor Brian Hattery to his staff on preparing the city’s budgetary paperwork.

Kenton City Council is next scheduled to meet in chambers and via Zoom seven p.m. Monday, December 28.

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