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April 17, 2014

Budget amendment gets first read

Total receipts and revenues for B’ville would be increased from $5,009,408 to $5,102,773

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Witer

Barbourville City Council members held the first reading of a budget amendment during a special-called meeting Wednesday.

The second reading is slated for 6:30 p.m. tonight at city hall during another special-called meeting of city council.

The agenda only lists the second reading of the budget — it is unclear whether council plans to vote on the ordinance tonight.

The city’s annual budget has seen several increases and decreases in recent weeks and months — including the sale of the former Knox County Health Department building, a decrease in property tax collections, the cashing in of the city’s $100,000 general fund CD, and an increase in spending in most departments, according to the proposed ordinance.

The vote to cash in that CD happened during the April 11 regular city council meeting. Council members agreed those monies be split in half — $50,000 to fix the current budget, and the remaining $50,000 reinvested into another CD.

According to the proposed ordinance, the total receipts and revenues, which equals total revenues and cash, would be increased from $5,009,408 to $5,102,773.

The specific departmental appropriations and their changes would be as follows:

— Administration, $2,080,960 increased to $2,177,305;

— Barbourville Police Department, $1,366,100 decreased to $1,347,006;

— Street Department, $807,500 decreased to $778,400;

— Barbourville Fire Department, $131,315 decreased to $130,215;

— Recreation Fund, $301,750 increased to $335,914;

— Tourist and Recreation Fund, $321,783 increased to $333,933.

No vote was required for this first reading.

The next part of the special-called meeting was an executive session. Council member Ronnie Moore motioned to go into the session, with a second from Council member Sherman Lawson.

All six council members were present. The vote to go into executive session came at 5:07 p.m.

At approximately 6:37 p.m. — 90 minutes later — the door to city hall was reopened, and soon after, the meeting was as well.

Mayor Darren West said that “general personnel issues were discussed,” but that “no vote was made in executive session.”

The latest publicly known personnel change came last week.

During the April 11 meeting, West said that Jim Baker was going through the process of “transitioning his position with the city.”

West said that Baker will now oversee the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) workers.

There were also open two Board of Adjustment seats discussed, however, nominations for those seats won’t come until the next regular council meeting.

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