By DALE GRAHAM
The Kingston Springs City Commission met in regular session last Thursday. Mayor John McLeroy was absent. Vice Mayor Tony Campbell chaired the meeting.
There was a public hearing before the meeting began before second reading of Ordinance 12-003, which will allow limited use of alcoholic beverages at the Activity Center (under construction) in L. L. Burns Park. There was no comment during the hearing, and the ordinance was approved 4 yes, 1 absent. Permits required.
The Activity Center construction is moving along as planned and will be open for business in September. Calls have just begun to come in concerning rental and the town is finalizing rental costs and stipulations. Commissioner Pam Lorenz asked that churches be offered a much lower rate for renting the space. Attorney Larry Craig pointed out that the town can not single out churches for special rates, and if they are, “churches” will have to be defined. City Manager Laurie Cooper pointed out that there are discounted rates on Wednesdays and Sundays, which should help accommodate interested churches.
There are 3 seats potentially available on the Kingston Springs City Commission on the November ballot. To date, 4 petitions have been picked up: Tony Gross, Phillip Jackson, Glenn Remick and Pam Lorenz have all picked up petitions, Gross and Remick have filed theirs. The 3 available seats at this time are help by John McLeroy, Craig Kitch and Pam Lorenz. McLeroy and Kitch have not picked up petitions, but have also not yet ruled out running.
Interested persons have until noon on August 16th to file their petition with the Election Commission.
October 9th, 2012 is the last day to vote in the November 6th Presidential election.
The Kingston Springs City Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7p.m. in the Beck Town Meeting Hall in downtown.