The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a motion to elect Commissioner Sandra Wilson as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Paducah. Commissioner Wilson received the highest number of votes in last November’s City Commission election.
The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to execute a Fleet Maintenance Service Agreement with Concord Fire Protection District. This is a one year agreement that can be automatically renewed yearly if both parties agree. Under this agreement, the City of Paducah’s Fleet Maintenance Division will provide maintenance and repair services under an outlined fee schedule to vehicles owned by Concord. City Engineer & Public Works Director Rick Murphy says the Fleet Division which has four certified mechanics often runs with a deficit. Murphy says, “This expands our customer base which will bring more revenue to this division.” Murphy adds that the Division is capable of providing these services to other governmental agencies that provide emergency and/or utility services. City Manager Jeff Pederson says this agreement is a credit to the relationship and partnership between the Paducah Fire Department and the adjacent Concord Fire Protection District. Pederson says, “This holds great promise.”
The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to approve the expanded jurisdiction agreement between the City of Paducah and the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. This agreement, which specifies the enforcement responsibilities of the City government and those of the State, has a term of three years. One example of the division of duties is that the City of Paducah is responsible for the primary plan review, inspection, and enforcement for the construction of a single-family home or a multi-family residential structure; however, the State is responsible for the inspection of all the plumbing systems in those types of structures.
The regularly scheduled City Commission meeting for January 10 will be cancelled. Several of the elected officials are planning to attend the City Officials Academy organized by the Kentucky League of Cities.
The January 24 meeting will be a workshop meeting for the Commissioners and Directors to discuss and narrow a list of possible criteria for rating capital improvement projects.