Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Amendments (vote Nov. 14)
The Paducah Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to amend the FY2018 Budget. The budget amendment is necessary due to the following four items:
- Transfer $320,000 from the Solid Waste Fund reserve into the Solid Waste Fund to cover the costs of purchasing recycling rollouts and public education efforts. The City is developing a voluntary, curbside recycling program for residents.
- Increase the budget for the Paducah Transient Boat Dock by $25,000 to cover items including liability insurance and fuel. It is expected that rental income and fuel sales will offset much of the operational costs for the dock.
- Re-establish an Administrative Assistant position in the General Government Department which requires an additional $52,000 to cover salary and benefits. The funds will be transferred from the General Fund reserve account.
- Increase the Fleet Lease Trust Fund by $72,000 to cover the cost of two police vehicles that had to be replaced due to collisions. The funds will be transferred from the Fleet Lease Trust reserve account.
Rezoning and Final Annexation Ordinances for 2909 Lone Oak Road and 2835 Maryland Street
At its October 10 meeting, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance for the intent to annex property located at 2909 Lone Oak Road (0.408 acres) and 2835 Maryland Street (0.494 acres). These properties are south of Banks Market. At this meeting, the Board approved ordinances for the final annexation and the rezoning of the properties to Highway Business District which is the zoning of the adjacent properties. The Paducah Planning Commission met October 16 and provided a positive recommendation to change the zoning. S&R Investments, LLC asked the City to annex the properties which are owned by Tri-State Construction Company. When property is annexed into the city, it receives an automatic R-1 Low Density Residential designation. The owner plans to construct a 20,000 square foot retail strip center. Earlier this year, the neighboring properties at 2901 and 2905 Lone Oak Road and 2825 Maryland Street were annexed.
Establish Permit Fee for Commercial Collection of Recyclable Solid Waste
The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a municipal order allowing the City Manager to issue permits for the collection of recyclables from commercial entities. A private business that collects recyclables from a commercial business would be required to get a permit from the City at an annual cost of $50. On a side note, the City is in the process of developing a voluntary, curbside recycling collection program for residents.
- Municipal order approved for the annual maximum contribution to a health care flexible spending account for full-time City employees. The maximum amount will increase from $2550 to $2650 beginning January 1, 2018.
- Municipal order approved to enter into a one year renewal contract effective January 1, 2018, with JSC Terminal (doing business as Midwest Terminal) for the City’s fuel supply. A two year contract with JSC Terminal was approved in December 2015. That contract provides options for two additional one-year terms.
- At the next City Commission meeting, City Engineer & Public Works Director Rick Murphy will present the cost for a traffic study that would look at Buckner Lane from the intersection of Pines Road to Pecan Drive.