6/10/2019—The Hardinsburg City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting the budget for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019, at their regular meeting Monday evening. Revenues are expected to total $6,352,897. The Council will have a second reading of the budget ordinance at a Special Called Meeting June 18, at 5:00pm.
In a related matter, the Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that amends the budget for the current Fiscal Year.
In other business, the Council approved the second reading of an ordinance increasing garbage collection fee rates. Residential in-town rates increase to $12.00 per month, up from $11.25. Residential rates for Seniors increase from $9.00 to $9.25, and out of town rates increase from $15.75 to $16.50.
The Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that changes the zoning of the Old Library Building at 112 South Main Street from Public(P1) to General Business(B2).
The Council approved a bid by Horsley Construction of Hudson, to construct water line extensions on Morton Brown Road, Browns Hideaway, and build a new pump station at Harned. The bid was for $646,861.00.
The large delegation of citizens came before the Council asking for a water line extension on Highway 86 from Garfield to Union Star. Veolia Water Project Manager Mike Masterson said that 80 residents live along the fifteen mile section of the road. The project, which would require a water tank and pump station, has an estimated cost of $3.1 million. Masterson said the only way the City could afford the project would be to receive grant money. Masterson said he would survey the area again. He was asked to include several side roads in the area.
Police Chief Mike Robinson said the Department made three felony and eighteen misdemeanor arrests in May. They worked one injury, and three non-injury accidents. He said Officer Adam Lucas has completed Firearms Instructor Training.
Volunteer Fire Chief Raleigh Shelton said the Fire Department made 48 runs in May. They collected a record $27,133.00 for the Crusade for Children.