• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Versailles Council approves several ordinances

The Versailles City Council had second readings Tuesday of several ordinances related to full council and committee meetings, and the posting of those meetings on its website. The special meeting was held because last Tuesday’s regular meeting was postponed so council members could attend a Kentucky League of Cities conference in Louisville.

The adopted ordinances require full council meeting agendas to be posted on the city’s website no later than the close of business on the Friday before a Tuesday meeting; council members to make an effort to schedule committee meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and schedule them sufficiently in advance to allow the topic to be announced; committee meetings must be announced to the city clerk no later than 72 hours before a meeting, with notice of the agenda posted on the city’s website; minutes of those meetings will be kept by the committee chair and recorded with the clerk or designee no later than 72 hours after approval of the minutes at the subsequent committee meeting; and monthly budget status reports shall be provided to the council by the 15th day of the following month and “promptly posted” on the city’s website.

The council also adopted an addition to a nuisance ordinance, which does not permit the discharge of grass clippings and other vegetation into city streets or storm water collecting systems. Council member Ann Miller asked how the city will handle situations where state maintenance crews discharge grass clippings onto roadways, which can create a slippery situation for motorists.

Versailles Police Chief Mike Murray said the city can talk to the supervisor of a job about mitigating that situation when state crews are cutting grass in right-of-ways.

Deeds

The council approved the execution of two quitclaim deeds conveying a 12-foot strip of land to James L. Moore and a 1.7-acre tract of land to SKOL, LLC.

An attorney representing Moore told council members that the approval to execute the quitclaim deeds will remove any issue with the title to both pieces of property in the Millville area, which resulted from a surveying error of an adjoining piece of land, Cassie Barnes said.

Lawnmower

The council unanimously approved the purchase of a zero-turn riding lawnmower from Central Equipment for $7,782 (state contract price). Assistant Public Works Director Paul Simmons told council members that the mower for use in the city cemetery was an item included in his department’s budget.

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