Monday, 25 August 2014 20:52

The Glasgow City Council met in regular session tonight (Monday August 25th) in the City Council Chambers.  Mayor Rhonda Trautman opened the meeting and asked that a moment of silence be taken in the honor of Jim Marion.  Councilman Harold Armstrong shared with the group that the loss of Marion will be a void and that “he represented all the people, not just a few”.  Councilman Freddie Norris noted the fact that Marion always added humor when it was needed and he will be greatly missed.


There was much discussion in regard to the proposed new fire station to be built on the North side of Glasgow.  Felker Brothers Corporation has agreed to give a plot of land to the City of Glasgow as a location for a new fire station, which will also house an office for the Glasgow Police Department.  The Council passed a resolution authorizing the Mayor to apply for a USDA interest free loan, with the help of Farmer’s RECC, to build the new fire house.  Estimated cost is $650,000.  The loan would be payable over 10 years.  Councilman Dick Doty noted the great job done by the fire department and commended them on the recent Class 2 ISO rating, which places them in the top 1% in the nation.  Doty said he would like to see all city departments be able to be the very best they can be.  Doty brought up the question of how to best spend the proposed $650,000:

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Councilman Joe Trigg brought up the question of the proposed location for the new fire station.  Trigg spent time looking at maps of the city and looking at growth of the city over the past several years.  Trigg noted that while the land may be free, the direction the city is growing should also be taken into consideration.

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Neither the Infrastructure Committee or Planning and Zoning were a part of the resolution, it was sponsored by the Finance Committee.


The Council also discussed the zone change of the corner of HWY31-E and Country Club Lane.  In 2008 the owners of the property told the Council that if they could get the zoning changed to general business, they planned on restoring the old plantation house possibly turning it into a bed and breakfast.  The owners, Cumberland River Corporation, did not follow through on their promise to the council, as noted by Councilman Harold Armstrong.  Now, six years later the owners want the land rezoned back to small lot medium density residential.  Councilman Wendell Honeycutt brought up the possibility of a cemetery being located on the property.  Planning and Zoning representatives told the Council that no record of a cemetery can be found, but there may be no record of a family cemetery.  It is unclear at this time how the owners or the city will handle the possibility of a cemetery at the location.


After returning from closed session, the Council decided to appeal the recent decision by the Barren County Circuit Court and the Honorable Judge Phil Patton in regard to the case of Roger Hampton vs. the City of Glasgow:

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