Paris Municipal Center
April 27, 2010
A regular meeting of the Paris City Commission was called to order at 9 AM by Mayor
Mike Thornton followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Present: Mayor Thornton; Commissioners Wallis Brooks, Mike Fryman, Stan Galbraith
and Bart Horne; City Manager Michael Nagy; City Clerk Cheryl Dryden and City
Attorney Bryan Beauman.
Fryman moved, Brooks seconded and motion unanimously carried to approve the agenda
Horne moved, Fryman seconded and motion unanimously carried to approve minutes of
the April 13, 2010 regular meeting as presented.
Ron Dryden,, IT Coordinator, updated the commission on the new website he was
currently designing that would be more user friendly and offer more data including the
annual budget on pdf file. He advised the new hosting company was Tech Resources for
both the website and emails.
Paula Marcum voiced concern with deteriorated property located at 161 Woodmont
Drive that was also a danger to children in the area and requested the property be
reviewed by the vacant properties board. She was advised the board’s first meeting was
scheduled for May 5 with three properties on the agenda and that her request would be
taken into consideration.
John Marshall reported the weeds and grass around his property at 146 Cross Creek Drive
had exceeded the ten inch limit and requested enforcement take place. Horne reported
mowing efforts had been made in the Houston Oaks area. Consensus was to be pro-
active and notify individuals that were in violation last year of the new weed ordinance.
Mr. Marshall also reported dirt bikes and four wheelers were creating a noise nuisance
and destroying vegetation in the retention areas. These matters were taken into
Galbraith moved and Brooks seconded to re-appoint Charles Prebble to the Paris Board
of Adjustment for a four year term expiring April 30, 2014. On call of vote, Brooks,
Fryman, Galbraith, Horne and Thornton voted yes. Motion carried.
Outstanding or Unfinished Business
First reading was given to an ordinance concerning use of city park facilities and
recreational playing fields. Galbraith questioned whether this ordinance would apply to
softball tournaments. Beauman replied the ordinance was directed toward organized
teams and tournament organizers would have to comply with the ordinance.
Nagy presented the PAWS lease agreement regarding the Dog Park for review.
Discussion was to change the terms of the lease to ninety-nine years and require
notification of any policy change or cancellation of insurance.
Galbraith moved and Horne seconded in support of purchasing 2007 Ford F-350 utility
truck for the city’s electric department from Central Kentucky Truck & Trailer in the
amount of $24,000. On call of vote, Brooks, Fryman, Galbraith, Horne and Thornton
voted yes. Motion carried.
Galbraith moved, Fryman seconded and motion unanimously carried to approve the
March financials for the General Fund and payment of the following bills:
BILLS FOR APPROVAL 4/27/10 GENERAL FUND
Bourbon Community Hospital $ 176.41 Drug screens
Cintas $ 919.57 Uniform service - Street
Kentucky Utilities $ 4,816.83 Service
Radio Shack $ 17.38 Cable ends, splitter - PMC
Riley's Tire $ 432.49 Tires, repairs - Street, WWTP
Orr Safety $ 5,250.00 10 Air pak kit, Kevlar harness - Fire
Sturgill Turner Barker &
Moloney $ 5,450.00 Legal - March
Wolanin & Associates $ 311.00 Background check - Police
Amazon $ 575.76 Adobe software, cleaning tape, key safe
Columbia Gas $ 214.49 Service
Hopewell Company $ 124.32 Notary bonds - Police
Hopewell Company $ 17,352.58 Commercial package - qtrly
Rock Group $ 208.99 Rock - Garrard Park
Rodney Roe $ 11,500.00 LL Program - April
Wornall's Locksmith $ 161.80 Re-key cylinders - Police, Power Plant
Chicken Ranch $ 77.00 Lunch for Belcher
Payroll Account $ 141,114.48 Payroll due 4/14/10
Standard Business Machines $ 197.36 Roller guide - copier repair
Bourbon Medical Lab $ 96.50 Drug screen - new employee - Fire
Bluegrass Fire Equipment $ 1,704.00 5 leather boots, 3 gloves, 3 carbon hoods
Buds Police Supply $ 1,575.00 5 Remington 870 Express - Police
CCP Industries $ 324.84 Wax stripper, toilet cleaner - PMC
Chamber of Commerce $ 45.00 Annual breakfast
Custom Metalworks $ 60.00 Radiator repair - Street
Dell $ 271.95 5 toner cartridges - PMC
Ferrell & Allison $ 280.00 New employee physical, post accident drug screen
KEMI $ 35,703.69 Workers comp - qtrly
LSH Lights $ 105.00 Strobe bulbs, cables - Police
Wm. J. Fooks, Master Com. $ 914.00 Fees, expenses related to foreclosures
Office Depot $ 478.39 Office supplies
Officeware $ 186.46 Copier lease - Fire
Sherwin Williams $ 2,500.00 100 gallons tennis court paint
Sprint $ 966.39 Cellular service
Cheryl Dryden $ 71.38 Mileage
Mike Asalon $ 250.85 Mileage
Ryan Collins $ 39.17 Meals
AT&T $ 89.31 Service
The Cleanup Shop $ 140.00 Unit #187 - CSU
Municipal Equipment $ 138.96 Wheel for sweeper
Defender Industries $ 2,563.00 Inflatable rescue boat - Fire
Lonnie's Tractor Sales Inc $ 123.40 Mower parts - Fire
Rock Group $ 68.11 Rock - Garrard Park
VISA $ 1,271.49 356.49 - Clearview Hosting (email server)
135.00 - KY WWTP conference
780.00 - Careerbuilder.com employee ads
City of Paris-Payroll $68,589.60 Payroll Dated 04/16/2010
Customer Deposits $3,093.07 Consumer Deposits
AT&T $30.19 Cell Phone Service
Central Kentucky Hauling $31,208.53 Trash & Sludge
Chapman Printing $49.56 Blank Paper
City of Paris Combined Utilities $5,491.79 Combined Utilities
City of Paris Gen. Fund $46,738.41 3/2010 GF Allocation
Columbia Gas $92.72 Utility Account
Eads Hardware $1,177.76 Misc. Hardware & UPS
Kentucky Motors $8,471.55 Misc. Auto Parts & Repairs
Kentucky Utilities $7,358.36 Combined Utilities
Lowes Business Account $229.00 Small Tools
R.W. Beck $274.54 Consulting Fees
Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP $715.28 Consulting Fees
Stuart C. Irby Co. $8,584.18 Electric Meters & Misc. Elec. Supplies
Al J. Schneider Co.(Galt House) $667.60 Lodging for wtp Training
American Development Corp. $2,870.00 Chemicals
Brenntag Mid-South $744.00 Chemicals
Brownstown $1,634.00 Single Phase Tester & Elec. Supplies
Chapman Printing Grp 2 $69.36 Printer Ink
C. I. Thornburg Co. Inc $352.67 Repair Clamp & PVC Pipe
CNH Capital $1,290.29 Backhoe Lease
Culligan Water Conditioning $130.00 Filter & Exchange- wtp
Ferrell & Allison PSC $70.00 Dot Physical
Florence WinWater Works Co. $596.80 Clamps, Couplings & Meter Boxes
Hach $5,768.94 Lab Supplies & Lab Equipment
Kentucky Employers Mutual Ins. $35,703.64 W/C 4th Quarter 09/2010
Kentucky State Treasurer $100.00 Reg. Test only- D. Cox
Living Waters $781.41 Maint. & Repair, Carbon Feeder-wtp
Mc Neilus Trucking & Mfg Co. $138.29 Herbie Tipper Parts
Mechanic Masters $242.14 Truck Repairs
Plumbers Supplies $34.58 Recip. Saw Blades, Plumbing Supplies
Premier Products $1,548.70 Deodorizer & Sanitizers
Quill.Com $110.08 Printer Ribbons-wwtp
Ray King $300.00 Safety Training- Elec.
Remel $339.06 Lab Supplies
R.W. Beck $623.63 Consulting Fees
Strand Assoc. Inc $3,676.30 Eng. Fee- water Main on By Pass
The Rock Group $1,673.48 Rock
Nagy reported approximately thirty responses from the central/Lexington area had been
received for the HR position and approximately twenty resumes for the finance position
with four of those being CPAs.
Mike Asalon and Mike Withrow reported on the adjacent property being used as a day
care. Asalon advised the steps to the rear entrance were not built to code and were a
safety issue. Doris Love Alfred, owner and director of the Love’s Angels Early
Childhood Development Center, stated she would do away with the steps if the city
would allow her to use the playground area. Consensus was for Beauman to draft a lease
for review at the next meeting.
Reports of Staff
Nagy reported meeting with insurance agents to discuss the city’s health insurance for the
upcoming year; tennis courts progressing with the help of Mr. Earlywine; budget
meetings scheduled; playground equipment due for installation; and staff maintaining
with the recent hospitalization of Mr. Anderson.
Captain Rick Elkins reported new scheduling was being implemented in the police
Chief Andy Roe reported Safer City would be completed and ready for classes on May 1st
and an ambulance was being leased with assistance through Ford Motor Company while
EC-1 was being repaired.
Asalon reported bids would be received on May 7th for repair of the front steps at PMC
and he would be checking with Lexington concerning the property maintenance code.
Horne requested he also investigate the landlord/tenant act policy used by Lexington.
Galbraith stated the CDBG/YMCA contract was slated to be awarded June 1st and
requested a meeting to further discuss the Harrison County Water Association contract.
Fryman reported grass issues on Bradford Court
Brooks inquired on status of flood ordinance approval by state as relates to the sports
complex near 8th Street. Asalon advised could not move ahead with the dugouts until
approval by FEMA.
Horne reiterated the need to be pro-active with maintenance and grass issues and
commended the Main Street Program on the recent Art Walk. He emphasized the need to
move forward with a grant request for the installation of sidewalks on Bethlehem and
Thornton requested management handle issues in a more timely manner; that the
commission receive reports on utility late notices and related revenue and a better
handling of media related issues with all media issues to be addressed by the city
Galbraith moved and Fryman seconded to enter an executive session at 11 AM to discuss
a personnel matter pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f). On call of vote, Brooks, Fryman,
Galbraith, Horne and Thornton voted yes. Motion carried.
Galbraith moved, Brooks seconded and motion unanimously carried to resume regular
session at 11:25 AM.
Galbraith moved and Brooks seconded to approve the transfer of a FEMA trailer to the
Bourbon County Fiscal Court. All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Galbraith and seconded by Horne to adjourn. All ayes. Motion