The Kuttawa City Council held a special called meeting Thursday in which they passed two ordinances; one setting the budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and the other setting the terms of an interlocal agreement allowing them to use the services of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.
The budget ordinance sets forth the following amounts for both resources available and appropriations:
• General Fund: $83,792.73
• Fire Department Fund: $100,000
• Street Fund: $50,000
• Park Fund: $298,222.96
• Gas Fund: $100,000
• Water/Sewer Fund: $100,000
The City Council, who were all in attendance for this meeting, voted unanimously to pass the budget.
While the interlocal agreement ordinance was not met with much controversy itself, as it simply puts into writing the terms of an agreement the City of Kuttawa has had with Lyon County for years to utilize the law enforcement services of the Sheriff's Office in Kuttawa, there were some concerns about insurance raised by Mayor Jimmy Campbell.
Once the ordinance had passed unanimously, Campbell said the city was currently in discussions about liability insurance for the law enforcement officers contracted by the city with their provider, the Kentucky League of Cities, in order to ensure the city was covered in case they were ever the target of any sort of litigation related to the actions of a contracted officer.
Though they have not yet been given a quote for the premium on this insurance, Councilmember Tom Simpson made a motion that they accept the quote as soon as it is presented to the city, with coverage retroactive to the time of the ordinance's passage, in order to prevent the city from any unnecessary liability.
Councilmember Sandra Stark seconded the motion, which then passed unanimously.
The City of Kuttawa holds regular meetings the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Kuttawa City Hall. Their next meeting will be July 8.