Mayor Kemp swears in Nate Pagan as CAO
Hopkinsville City Council hired an architect for the early stages of converting the Lackey Municipal Building into a new police headquarters and amended its policy on paying former city employees who testify in court during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
With only Councilman Buddy Oglesby voting against it, council approved a $160,000 contract with Cox Allen & Associates Architects for architectural and engineering services for the new police station project.
Council also amended its employee policies and procedures handbook to clarify that former and retired employees will only be paid for testifying in court when subpoenaed by the city. City Attorney Doug Willen clarified the policy before the vote.
Willen says if the state or private attorney calls a former city employee to testify, the bill will fall somewhere else.
Council members Wesley Grimes, Ann Cherry, Buddy Oglesby and Marby Schlegel voted no.
In other action, Mayor Dan Kemp swore in recently City Administrative Officer Nate Pagan and retiring Hopkinsville Police Sgt. Mike Platero was recognized for 13 years of service to the city.