By DALE GRAHAM
The Kingston Springs City Commission met in regular session last week. All members were present.
During the public forum portion of the meeting, resident Andy Sullivan spoke to commissioners about the cost of certain permits in the town. Mayor Campbell said that they would look over the fees and make sure they are in line.
Kingston Springs Mayor Tony Campbell presented a plaque to Police Chief Bubba Ivey in recognition of his 20 years of service to the city. “As much as anyone around here I appreciate Bubba for all the things that he’s done for the city through the years”, Campbell said. City Manager Laurie Cooper pointed out that those 20 years were for his employment with the town. Ivey began as a volunteer firefighter long before that.
Resolution 14-004 concerning records maintenance was approved unanimously. Also, resolution 14-002 concerning Internal Controls. Both policy resolutions were suggested by the state comptrollers office.
Also approved was a refund of part of a sewer loan that the town had borrowed to repair the sewer and Main Street during a road project.
All of the money wasn’t needed, so it must be returned. At the same time the town was able to take advantage of a lower interest rate on the money that was borrowed, and shave $15,000 off in interest.
Commissioner Tony Gross told the group that there is progress on the proposed Farmer’s Market. He said there is a growing list of interested participants, a simplified application, and a business plan, as well as a possible target date sometime in May. Volunteers will be needed soon to walk the property and look for any potholes or potential hazards that need to be repaired. For more information, contact Tony Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (615) 415-2200.