Currently the city fire department is going through a polling process to try and secure a grant that would fund the construction of a new building.
At least week’s city council meeting, the city council member voted to give Mayor Jim Wilkerson the ability to go ahead and begin negotiations to buy the land on which to build the new fire station.
“I’ll be talking to different people,” Wilkerson said. “Some of what we look at, the owners might not want to sell.”
The council discussed the matter in a closed executive session and decided to allow Wilkerson to negotiate the sale up to the amount of $40,000.
Also at the city council meeting:
• The council voted to approve a new policy that will allow Adairville police chief Steve Hadden to install a mobile data terminal, which is like a laptop computer, in his police car.
Council member Marla Sircy said she did not want to vote on the matter before reading the entire policy, which was drawn up by the Kentucky State Police.
Most of the council wanted to go ahead and approve the measure, rather than wait until next month’s meeting to do so. Danny Finch, Tony Nichols and Patty Costellow voted to approve the policy. Sircy and Tracy Gunderson voted no. Council member Judy Tanner was absent.
• There was discussion about changing the form citizens are required to fill out in order to be added to the city council meeting agenda.
It was suggested by the mayor that the forms be turned in no later than the end of business on the Friday before the next council meeting, which are usually on the second Monday of each month.
Nichols said he thought that might be “too strict.”
The matter was tabled until a later date.
• Nichols also wanted the city to begin doing something about junked cars that might be sitting in people’s yards, but no action was taken.
• The council voted to increase the amount of money in the petty cash drawer from $20 to $100 to allow new city clerk Sharon Head to be able to better make change when people come in to pay their water bills with cash.