The Hopkinsville City Council met tonight for its final meeting of the year.
During tonight’s meeting, an ordinance to finance a new municipal building for the Hopkinsville Police Department passed in its second reading, on a nine to three vote with council members Paul Henson, Charlie Henderson and Ann Cherry voting no.
Prior to voting, councilman Charlie Henderson spoke about his concerns about the ordinance and how it would affect the city’s proposed rails to trails project.
In response to Henderson’s concerns, Mayor Dan Kemp said renovating the municipal building to house the police department took priority over the rails to trails project.
In other business, the council approved the second reading of several ordinances concerning junked vehicles or abandoned vehicles and adopting fireworks regulations.
Council members then went into closed session to discuss litigation and took no action.