The Princeton City Council met in regular session Monday night at the Tourism Center in downtown Princeton.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, Mayor Danny Beavers called the meeting to order and City Clerk Julie Key called roll. Mayor Beavers then welcomed special guest, Amelia Wilson, office representative for First District Congressman James Comer.

The council then unanimously approved the minutes from the April 2nd meeting and Mayor Beavers presented the check register to pay bills as presented.

The council then heard various committee and department reports from the Princeton Police Department, Princeton Fire Department, ABC Council, Code Enforcement, Water Commission, Electric Plant Board, Airport Board, and the Finance Committee. Public Works Director David Sullenger addressed the council stating that his road crew was still working on filling and repairing voids opening under city streets following the continuous rains and hard freezes. He also stated that they are still working on filling potholes and that last week crews picked up 1,100 pounds of trash on right-of-ways within city limits.

Mayor Beavers then gave his Mayor’s Report in which he stated that the city is still working on removing several houses that are beyond repair. Crews were able to remove a house on West Main Street last week and there are two or three more the city wishes to remove but is lacking financing. Mayor Beavers also said that information has been requested about the ready to build site on Highway 62 West from the Kentucky Department of Economic Development, which hasn’t happened in about three years. Mayor Beavers is optimistic about the request. He also stated that he is still working on figuring out what the recent veto overrides to the state’s budget will mean for the city’s budget and that he hopes to have a budget for the council to look at very soon.

The meeting then moved to unfinished business, of which there was none, so the meeting moved to new business, of which there were two items. The first item of new business was the approval of Executive Order 2018-02, which concerns the reappointment of Jonathan Parrent to the Princeton Water and Wastewater Commission. His term will expire April 1, 2022. After a motion and a second the council unanimously approved the executive order.

The last item of new business was the approval of Executive Order 2018-03, which concerned the reappointment of Eddie Sullenger to the Princeton Housing Authority Board. His term will expire April 1, 2022. After a motion and a second the council unanimously approved the executive order.

Mayor Beavers then asked the council if there was any other business. Councilmember Brian Conger spoke up stating that he and a few others on the Farmer’s Market Board went to the Caldwell County Fiscal Court and asked for a donation to help with the permanent pavilion project. The court said they will look into their budget and get back to the Farmer’s Market.

Mayor Beavers then called for a motion to adjourn, and after a motion and a second, the meeting adjourned. The next regular session Princeton City Council meeting will be on May 7th and is open to the public.

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